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Google Chrome Metro app for Windows 8 available now

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Google Chrome Metro app for Windows 8 available now
Google teased its upcoming Chrome browser for Windows 8 a few weeks ago. Now, it is already available as a test release.

For those that are running the Windows 8 Release Preview, you can install the latest Dev Channel build to get access. Simply set Chrome as your default browser and your Metro Start Screen will sport a shiny new Chrome icon.

Google Chrome Metro app for Windows 8 available now
Chrome for Windows 8 doesn’t follow any of the Metro design conventions. While that may change before the final release, we’re guessing that Google is opting to maintain a consistent design across platforms rather than adapt to Microsoft’s suggestions.

Chrome fans will also be happy to know that this build supports Flash playback from any site, not just a list of authorized sites like IE 10 does.

Have any of our readers checked out Chrome’s Metro app? What was your first impression?

source: ZDNet

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posted on 13 Jun 2012, 19:27

1. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Oh, thank God. Now, if I get an unlocked Windows Phone for fun, I won't have to use the worst browser in the history of all browsers, and instead will be able to use the best.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 20:04 5

2. nwright94 (unregistered)

Don't want to burst your bubble, but this is for windows 8, not windows phone. :-)

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 23:19

3. thatonedude (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

Windows phone runs windows 8.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 23:54 1

4. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)

Windows Phone will run WP8. not the same.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 01:28 3

8. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

I'm assuming you really haven't tried IE9 at all. I'm guessing this because you are just saying the same thing that everybody else says, when few people have actually tried it for themselves. Way to keep pushing an unfounded stigma.

Also, Windows Phone 8 does not equal Windows 8. This article is talking about Windows 8.

And I'm a Chrome user, just for clarification.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 00:59 1

5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

I am still stuck at consumer preview as I am to lazy to update

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 01:18

6. pongkie (Posts: 656; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

ahh going to test it out l8r.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 01:18

7. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

If that's how the metro app tile of Chrome, then for me, it sucks. But kudos to it's abilities :D

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