Google updates Chrome for Windows 8 with OS-like function
Washington: Google has reportedly updated its Chrome for Windows 8 with features that essentially converts the browser app into a Chrome OS.
The updated Chrome app brings a new user interface that allows for creating multiple browser windows and arranging them using a snap in right or left of the display.
According to The Verge, the new mode, called 'Metro', also consists of shelf with easier access to Gmail, Google, Docs, and YouTube.
Google has redesigned Chrome to work well with the touch-friendly Windows 8 OS, which has been primarily developed to cater tablet users.
The Chrome 'Metro' mode presents the keyboard automatically, and also includes the ability to navigate and resize windows within the Chrome OS-like environment.
The redesigned mode provides for a Chrome OS-like environment directly inside of Windows 8and extends the Google browser to eventually convince users to download more Chrome apps, the report added.