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Google building Metro Chrome for Windows 8

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Google building Metro Chrome for Windows 8
Google has been terrible about supporting Windows Phone, there's no secret in that statement. But, word is coming out that Google is working on a Chrome browser for Windows 8 that should work on some tablets. 

Google announced today via the Chromium blog that the next dev channel release of its Chrome browser will have integration with Windows 8, including snap view and charms. Charms are the new universal buttons that slide out from the right side of the screen, including: Search, Share, Devices, Settings, and Start. The Chrome browser will still look the same, but having these integrations into Windows 8 should be pretty nice. 

Of course, this version of Chrome is being built for desktops and laptops, and will not be available on Windows RT (ARM devices), meaning there will be some tablets that won't be able to run the app because Microsoft doesn't want competition on ARM devices. But, Windows 8 devices like the Asus Transformer Book, or Asus Tablet 810 which are running on Intel processors should be able to run this version of Chrome. 

source: Chromium

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