Last Updated on Friday, 08 June 2012 18:18 Published on Friday, 08 June 2012 18:18
Google has said its next developer release of Chrome will include support for the Metro interface in Windows 8.
Google is working to present Windows 8 users with an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 under the Metro interface. The firm has said a beta of Chrome for Metro will appear in the Chrome Dev channel in the next release.
Carlos Pizano, software engineer at Google said that Chrome for Metro will support Metro's 'charms' and 'snap view'. Pizano also said that Google will start implementing features for touchscreen devices.
Pizano said, "Over the next few months, we'll be smoothing out the UI on Metro and improving touch support, so please feel free to file bugs. We're committed to bringing the speed, simplicity, and security of Chrome into Windows 8, and we look forward to working with you on it."
While Google is developing Chrome for Windows 8 Metro, the firm reiterated Mozilla's complaint that Windows 8 RT users - the version of Windows 8 that works in the ARM architecture - will only have access to Internet Explorer 10.
Google's Chrome for Metro beta will work for those running the Windows 8 Preview Release. [inquirer]