The way Microsoft expects Windows 10S to work, Google Chrome browser might never come to the “Chromebook Killer” operating system. The new Education laptops that MS plans to bring to the market will never see the most popular browser of the day.
The Windows Store Policy states the following about apps on Windows 10S:
According to Zdnet, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that policy in a statement on May 9:
This means that Chrome, which uses its own rendering engine, will not be able to ship the way it is, for Windows 10s. However, Google can still make a browser that looks like Chrome, for Windows 10s. This is what they are currently doing on iOS. Chrome on iOS uses Apple’s Webkit components with the Chrome UI.
Google might still decide to release Chrome for Windows 10s if the platform becomes popular. That is an if for the future. For now, what’s your prediction?