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Windows 8 Metro Version of Google Chrome now Available for Download

With the imminent release of Windows 8 on the horizon, browser makers have been hard at work on Metro versions of their product for Microsoft’s new system. This week Google has officially released its first Metro version of Chrome that you can download for your system right now.

Here is what the Start Screen Metro tile for Chrome looked like after setting it as the default browser on our system (after restarting our system once Windows updates were finished installing).

Special Note: You will need to download the Dev Channel release of Chrome in order to have the new Metro version installed on your system.

Download Google Chrome from the Chrome Release Channels Homepage [via FavBrowser]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 06/13/12

Comments (7)

  1. Cambo

    Egh…this interface still sucks. Just like their phone.

  2. Two Replies

    To each their own. It’s an operating preference.
    That doesn’t mean it sucks, it’s just not YOUR choice.

    Unless you haven’t even tried it and are just hating because of the manufacturer…
    … then you’re just a bigoted douche.

  3. Cambo


    Tried it. Many times. Still can’t stand it. Die hard Win 7 user though, so thanks.

  4. manrocket

    well I think the metro interface is good, but I also like the phone interface.
    I’m glad that the software manufacturers are supporting it .

    Thanks for the heads up Asian Angel =D.

  5. Asian Angel

    @manrocket – You are welcome. ^_^ I am looking forward to seeing the Metro version of Firefox that Mozilla is working on. Firefox and Chrome will both be rather nice on Metro I believe. ^_^ Just wondering if/when Opera is going to do something for Metro… :(

  6. abhijitrucks

    firefox always lags behind in everything. ff sucks. CHROOME FTW!!!

  7. unhappy

    Chrome converted itself to this crap on my Windows 8 RT laptop this morning. Completely hate it having it

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