Google building Metro Chrome for Windows 8
posted by Michael H. / Jun 07, 2012, 4:12 PM
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.
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Giving a glass of ice water to the people in Hell using IE. Thanks Google. Microsoft should really try to improve IE, haha. One of the main reasons that I don't prefer a Windows Phone.
posted on Jun 07, 2012, 4:16 PM 2
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What are you talking about? IE on Windows Phone is almost flawless. Scrolling & load times are all pretty damn quick for single-core processors.
posted on Jun 07, 2012, 9:34 PM 2
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very basic browsing is fine, but anything advanced is awful: HTML5 support is non-existent, and if you try to load image-heavy pages it will either stop loading or crash. IE on WP is terrible compared to most browsers on other platforms.
posted on Jun 07, 2012, 9:37 PM 5
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excuse EXCUSE me you need get your facts straight don't start something thats not true michael. I have a wp and it never crashes, so stop that mess cause you don't know what your talking about, by the way html5 support does exist why do you think most web pages have already changing over to html5 .... cause the internet is going that way like it or not, yes flash is great but html5 loads faster that why people are switching to get more trafic on their web pages.
posted on Jun 09, 2012, 12:47 AM 1
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IE 9 is a really good browser, you won't believe me until you try it. So stop writing s**tty things about things you don't know. I personally prefer Chrome but all this s**t talking is useless.
posted on Jun 08, 2012, 2:34 PM 2
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Thats ***. Android 2.x still cant get it.......
posted on Jun 07, 2012, 4:20 PM 2
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What part of "this is a metro app for Windows8 on x86" don't you understand? Forget smartphones, forget tablets, forget anything WP7 or WP8 - this is for the "desktop" you know so well from years past.
posted on Jun 07, 2012, 6:01 PM 2
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