Google is reported to be working on a version of Chrome that will run in the Metro environment of Windows 8. There is news that Mozilla is building Firefox for Metro as well. The new version of Chrome would be based on the desktop browser (as opposed to the Android version).
To achieve the goal of being able to offer Google users a speedy, simple, secure Chrome experience across all platforms, which includes both the desktop and Metro versions of Windows 8, Google is in the process of building a Metro version of Chrome along with improving desktop Chrome in Windows 8 such as adding enhanced touch support.
Thus when Windows 8 tablets start to appear later this year, customers will be able to use the same browsers they use in Windows 7, but re-imagined for the Metro interface. Also, the desktop versions will be tailored for touch as well.
Metro is the touch-friendly way of interacting with Windows 8 that’s ideally suited for tablets, though it also works with a mouse and keyboard. Users can either use Metro or the Windows traditional desktop.
However, there was some apprehension whether Microsoft would even allow browsers other than the in-house Internet Explorer to run in Metro. But, the company revealed that other Metro browsers were welcome, and they would even get some privileges other Metro apps don’t have (like multitasking). The downside: users will only be able to run a single browser in Metro, the default one.
The touch-enabled version of Chrome will have automatic syncing with your phone and Google account, tabs that you can swipe through.
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