Google is Working on ‘Metro’ Chrome for Windows 8

Posted on Mar 13 2012 - 11:00am by Doug Puccetti
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According to Mashable, Google is working on developing a ‘Metro style’ version of their popular web browser for Windows 8. The new Metro version will be based on the current desktop version, unlike the current Android version.

A Google representative told Mashable:

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.

This version of Google chrome will have an anticipated release date later this year. It will be reworked to include a Metro interface and work well with touch input. But there will also be a desktop version available for anyone running windows 8 in desktop mode.

Are you excited to see companies start to develop applications around Windows 8′s Metro UI and touchscreen, or would you rather see companies stick to just the desktop interface?

What companies are you hoping to see develop for Windows 8′s Metro UI?

Source: Mashable