Google has announces that its next Chrome web browser release for developers will add support for the Windows 8 Metro user interface (UI).
The search giant and software provider currently is in the works to offer Windows 8 users a choice away from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 under the Metro UI. It said a beta version of Chrome for Metro will come out in the Chrom Dev channel’s next release.
Google software engineer Carlos Pizano said that Chrome for Metro will include support for Metro’s ‘charms’ and ‘snap view’, and that the company will begin the implementation of features for touchscreen devices.
“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,” said Pizano.
Although Google will develop Chrome for Windows 8 Metro, it repeated the complaint from Mozilla that users of Windows 8 RT, the version for ARM architecture based devices, will only receive access Internet Explorer 10.
Thankfully, Google’s Chrome for Metro beta will work for computers running on the Windows 8 Preview Release.