After day to day tussle between social media, mobile continue to reach new heights, another component has joined the bandwagon of wars. Recently we have seen an increased heat in the browser wars as major developer, be it Mozilla, Google, Microsoft or Opera which has been working hard to dominate the browser market.
In order to take a significant lead in the browser war, search engine giant Google is all set to launch world’s number one browser Google Chrome on Windows 8.
Carlos Pizano, a Google Software Engineer and "Metro Gnome," wrote in a blog spot. It will work with the Release Preview of Windows 8, which Microsoft released last week. 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."
Earlier this week, Mozilla revealed plans to bring its Firefox browser to Windows 8. In a blog post, Mozilla engineer Brian Bondy explained that browsers can have special privileges in Windows 8. Technically, they're desktop apps but they can also include a Metro-style version that runs within Windows 8's touch-optimized interface. To use the Metro-style app, users must set the browser as the default in Windows 8.
Pizano said today that the "Initial releases of Chrome in Metro mode will include integration with the basic Windows 8 system functionality, such as charms and snap view." But in the lead-up to the expected late-2012 release of Windows 8, Google will be "smoothing out the UI on Metro and improving touch support, so please feel free to file bugs".
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