Google is working on Chrome for Windows 8’s Metro UI, and Dev build will be available sometime soon.
Chrome recently become the number one web browser in the World surpassing IE who hold this position since it was released back in 1990’s. Chrome succeeded by providing outstanding performance, reliability and numerous apps. While Firefox has borrowed many things from Chrome it still can’t compete against Google’s marketing efforts.
Today Google announced that they are working on Chrome for Windows 8’s Metro UI. This version will be only capable with Windows 8 desktop version as Microsoft 8 RT (Windows 8 tablet version for ARM processors) does not support any browsers other than IE 10 on the platform.
If you are running Windows 8 Release Preview or Windows 8 Consumer preview you will be able to install Google Chrome in Metro mode. This mode will come in the next Chrome Dev channel release and within 2-3 months it will be available for regular users. It means that Chrome will be ready for Windows 8 Metro style few months before Windows 8 official debut on October.
This version of Chrome will include sleek integration with the Windows 8 functionalities, such as charms and snap view. After releasing Dev channel version the initial goal will be to smoothen Metro UI design and improving touch support.
If you currently use Chrome Dev channel build you will receive this update automatically but if you want to become part of Google Chrome support and development team you can download Dev channel build right now.
Right now Google offers only poor screenshot of upcoming Chrome for Windows 8 Metro UI so it is hard to judge its design. Will let you know once Chrome for Windows 8 will be available for testing.