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Google confirms it's bringing Metro-themed Chrome browser to Windows 8

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Google confirms it's bringing Metro-themed Chrome browser to Windows 8
Google has confirmed that it is working on a custom version of its extremely popular Chrome browser for Windows 8, an important step to keep Chrome’s momentum growing so that eventually the browser could grow to be more popular than Internet Explorer.

The version of Chrome for Windows 8 will be built in accord with the Metro UI design idea - that of tiles, typography, simplicity and clean looks. In terms of simplicity, Chrome on the outside has always been an emanation of that idea.

“Our goal is to be able to offer our users a speedy, simple, secure Chrome experience across all platforms, which includes both the desktop and Metro versions of Windows 8. To that end we’re in the process of building a Metro version of Chrome along with improving desktop Chrome in Windows 8 such as adding enhanced touch support,” a Google spokesperson shared with Mashable.

This new browser will of course be compatible with Windows 8 tablets, expected to make their debut later in the year, but there will also be a desktop version of it.

We already have the expectation bar set high from just looking at previous Chrome releases. The usual tabbed interface and synchronization of browsing history and bookmarks should all arrive on Windows 8. Microsoft recently confirmed that it will allow browser other than IE in its upcoming operating system.

source: Mashable

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posted on 13 Mar 2012, 08:58

1. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Ok,but if there is no flash,....

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 14:50 1

7. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


they are talking about windows 8, not windows phone. which means flash is there (although not needed)

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 09:25 2

2. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


Flash? Soo 30 days ago. Even Adobe is no longer developing for flash, its dead. HTML5 is the new flash

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 09:38 3

3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


When will you people stop that "Flash is dead HTML5 is the future" crap, it's annoying as hell, so far, I haven't seen much HTML5 stuff around, while at websites like newgrounds almost all it's content are flash.

Mobile Flash isn't dead, it's just stopped development. I'll consider it dead when less than 10% of the Android devices in the world still have flash, and this won't happen until Jelly Bean is on more than 90% of Android devices which will only happen probably about 2/3 years from now. So until then, STFU and make the best of what we have...

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 10:14 1

4. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


truth hurts bro

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 10:21 2

5. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Flash is going away, my brother is a web developer and most of his clients want him to set up the pages with HTML5 and not Flash because they want their sites to work well with mobile phones.

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 13:45

6. Penny (Posts: 1158; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


True that, our company is using HTML5 for all of our new stuff as well.

And if it is any indication, a lot of the template websites you can find nowadays are increasingly being built with HTML5 as well.

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