Google Chrome for Windows 8 Metro UI Confirmed

We all know that Google Chrome works fine on Windows 8 and you can add it as an app to your Metro UI. But news of the day is, there are some metro specific  features coming to Chrome to make your browsing experience on Windows 8 more lively.

“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,” the rep said. “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.” (Mashable)


Metro UI has live tiles. Now, lets start imaging Chrome’s live tile updating with say, alerts, or download status…hmm what else can you think of?

Another possibility is Chrome for Windows 8 Tablets. If the team decides to add features similar to Chrome for Android here also, we will get a seamless experience on a Windows 8 tablet and Windows 8 PC.

I’ve Windows 8 consumer preview running on netbook now so I will keep that there ( I was planning to change back to Chromium OS) and see what the team comes up with. So, expect some hot Windows 8 Chrome news soon. But until then, I want you to use your imagination and drop me some comments on what you would like to see on Chrome Metro UI on Windows 8.

Comments field is open to everyone 🙂

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • vicent 14/03/2012, 11:06 am

    That’s great although I’m still using win7, but I hope that when I use win8, all the browsers had developed themselves perfectly there. Then I can choose the ones I like just as what I do in win7. chrome firefox and Avant browser are the winner in win7. They will still be my choice in win8? I don’t know.

  • José Martins 14/03/2012, 11:10 pm

    Sorry to bother you, but is Windows 8 the standard Operation System for today browsers?
    What is the best OS for just surfing the web? Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or the newcomer Windows 8? (Regarding only OS from Microsoft)

  • JGodo 20/03/2012, 10:26 pm

    What I want to see is webGl support like in chrome for desktop. No more, no less. That would be awesome for web browser 3d full screen chrome metro games!

  • NoWin8 07/04/2012, 10:09 am

    The Metro interface was enough to make me look at alternate Operating Systems. I decided to get a Mac Book Air and run Chrome on it. Microsoft should have either ditched the desktop all together and go Metro, something I wish happened on ARM based products or kept the new desktop. To have the half and half is a compromise that makes no sense.

    • Dinu 07/04/2012, 3:51 pm

      good choice 🙂 I am trying to buy a mac too… need to save a lot of money.. wont be easy..

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