The Google Chrome browser finally came to a Windows
Store. But it was usually in a form of an app that non-stop a
browser add-on so we could download it a unchanging way.
It’s a impugn of a Microsoft Windows Store, and the
Windows 10 S handling system: If we wish Google Chrome, you
have to go to Google.
Microsoft pulled a app, citing a defilement of Windows
Store policies around apps wanting to yield “distinct
The good news for Windows 10 users is that Google Chrome finally
came to a Windows Store,
as creatively speckled by The Verge.
The bad news is that a installer app was roughly entirely
useless, and was taken down hours after being put adult after users
slammed a app in a ratings. Microsoft tells Business Insider
it was since a app disregarded Microsoft Store policies.
If we downloaded a “Google Chrome Installer” app and launched
it, and it literally only non-stop adult a browser window so we could
download Google Chrome for genuine from Google’s website.
You can get a same outcome by going to Google. Or by searching
“Chrome” in Google (or Microsoft Bing, for that matter).
Here’s what a app looks like when we open it:
It’s roughly like a joke. As Microsoft continues a pull to stock
adult a Windows Store — a biggest debility put adult opposite the
Apple iOS or Google Android ecosystems — Google is creation it
transparent that it has no skeleton to entirely acquire Windows 10, in a way
that’s indeed kind of funny.
But if it’s a joke, Windows users weren’t feeling it. Before
Google took it down, only hours after initial removing discovered,
a Google Chrome Installer app was averaging 1.5 stars with 74
reviews. Here’s a demeanour during what that looked like:
For a part, Microsoft us that apps in a store need
to “provide singular and graphic value.” It also
welcomed Google to try again, observant that “we acquire Google to
build a Microsoft Store browser app agreeable with a Microsoft
For many Windows 10 users, that app was some-more of an distrurbance than
anything: They can download Chrome, as they always have. However,
progressing this year, Microsoft introduced Windows
10 S, a special chronicle of Windows, directed during students, that
can only run program from a Windows Store. Those
users will find that this Google Chrome Installer app doesn’t
assistance during all: While users can download a file, Windows 10 S
won’t let them run a software.
There’s a good technical reason because Chrome can’t come to the
Windows Store in a approach that’s some-more useful for Windows 10 S
users: Google insists on regulating Blink, a possess web rendering
engine, while Windows 10 S requires browsers to use Microsoft’s
possess record for a same. Unless Microsoft ever relents on
that requirement, Google Chrome will substantially never unequivocally come
to a Windows Store.
Still, while Google seems not to be all aboard with a Windows
Store, it hasn’t been all bad news:
Spotify came to a Windows Store progressing this year, with
Apple iTunes shortly to come. That said, iTunes for a Windows
recently delayed, with Apple citing technical issues in
bringing it over.