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Google updates Chrome for Windows 8 with OS-like function

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 14:12

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 8 and extends the Google browser to eventually convince users to download more Chrome apps, the report added.

First Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 14:12

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