Google Chrome is now allowed in the Windows 10 Store

With Edge switching to Chromium, they have to drop their ridiculous EdgeHTML-only policy for browsers in the Windows 10 Store. So if Google wants to, they can submit Chrome to the Windows 10 Store soon (it’s possible Google doesn’t want Chrome in the Windows 10 Store though…)

Conversation 28 comments

  • dcdevito

    03 December, 2018 - 10:28 pm

    <p>Won't matter..we won't need it. :)</p>

  • lordbaal1

    04 December, 2018 - 4:32 pm

    <p>No one is stopping them now.</p>

  • longhorn

    Premium Member
    04 December, 2018 - 5:33 pm

    <p>Chrome is not a WinRT/UWP/Desktop Bridge app so it cannot be submitted to the Store. I'm pretty sure Google would love to have Chrome in the Store, but rewriting it as required by the Store it would no longer be the Chrome you know and love.</p><p><br></p><p>It's time for people to understand that MS has drawn a line in the sand. Regular apps like Chrome that are available on Windows (Win32), macOS and Linux won't be allowed unmodified into the Store. The MS Store is a place for sandboxed apps like Android and iOS apps.</p><p><br></p><p>So what MS is saying is that the security model of macOS and Linux is flawed, because it doesn't place apps in sandboxes by default. MS Store is the mobile experience on the desktop. Love it or hate it…</p><p><br></p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      05 December, 2018 - 9:29 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#378117">In reply to longhorn:</a></em></blockquote><p>Policies change when leadership changes.</p><p><br></p><p>The leadership changed.</p>

    • ErichK

      Premium Member
      05 December, 2018 - 1:22 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#378117">In reply to longhorn:</a></em></blockquote><p>Couldn't it be *packaged* as a desktop bridge app though? I'm not sure what technically would prevent that from happening, unless it has something to do with the way Chrome works underneath the hood. Especially since EdgeHTML won't be required (if I'm understanding that correctly).</p>

      • lvthunder

        Premium Member
        05 December, 2018 - 2:01 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#378488">In reply to ErichK:</a></em></blockquote><p>This is just speculation by the original poster of this thread that the rendering engine requirement will be lifted. There is probably nothing technically to stop it from happening. Now if Google thinks it's worth the effort to do it is another question. Even if that effort is an hour of someone's time.</p>

      • skane2600

        19 January, 2019 - 11:54 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#378488">In reply to ErichK:</a></em></blockquote><p>The answer to your question is always the same: it depends on the specific Win32 program to be converted. Not all Win32 programs can be "bridged" regardless of the vendor's desire or Microsoft's permission.</p>

  • willr

    04 December, 2018 - 5:40 pm

    <p>Microsoft doesn't want Chrome in the Windows store though</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      05 December, 2018 - 9:29 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#378123">In reply to willr:</a></em></blockquote><p>Terry Myerson didn't. Terry is gone.</p>

      • willr

        05 December, 2018 - 1:24 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#378325">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>I stand corrected. If Chrome is in the Store, Microsoft could bring back S Mode</p>

  • lvthunder

    Premium Member
    04 December, 2018 - 5:42 pm

    <p>So now one anonymous person tells one journalist that EdgeHTML is going to be replaced by the Chrome rendering engine and now the title is Chrome is now allowed in the Windows 10 Store. Give me a break. How about we wait for an official announcement or an insider build with this happening. There is a chance this one person is lying or something can change.</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      05 December, 2018 - 9:29 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#378125">In reply to lvthunder:</a></em></blockquote><p>You won't have to wait long. Microsoft is briefing people about a pending announcement this week.</p>

      • zicoz

        06 December, 2018 - 8:00 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#378324">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote><em>Is the announcement coming this week, or are they spending this week briefing people about the announcement that'll come some time in the future?</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • NT6.1

    05 December, 2018 - 8:27 am

    <p>Whatever. I'm still using the .exe version.</p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    05 December, 2018 - 8:56 am

    <p>Whatever, I'm still not going to use Chrome.</p>

    • Darekmeridian

      05 December, 2018 - 9:43 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#378322">In reply to wright_is:</a></em></blockquote><p>lol well it's not exactly going to be a requirement.</p><p><br></p>

      • wright_is

        Premium Member
        06 December, 2018 - 12:21 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#378628">In reply to Darekmeridian:</a></em></blockquote><p>It was supposed to be a jokey take on NT6.1's post below. ;-)</p>

  • scoob101

    05 December, 2018 - 10:19 am

    <p>You are making an inference based on an assumption. </p><p><br></p><p>Hold your horses.</p>

  • stillfurther

    05 December, 2018 - 11:41 am

    <p>Can I just ask – and this is an open question, without agenda – what the big deal is with getting Chrome into the Store?</p><p><br></p><p>Everyone who wants it knows how to get it, and it updates just fine as it is. So I'm confused at the general excitement for this(?). </p>

    • lvthunder

      Premium Member
      05 December, 2018 - 1:57 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#378425">In reply to stillfurther:</a></em></blockquote><p>It would mean some people could leave S mode on and have more security.</p>

      • SherlockHolmes

        Premium Member
        06 December, 2018 - 2:14 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#378502">In reply to lvthunder:</a></em></blockquote><p>S mode is a dead fish in the water. Nobody buys PCs in S Mode. </p>

        • jgraebner

          Premium Member
          19 January, 2019 - 12:58 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#378691">In reply to SherlockHolmes:</a></em></blockquote><p>I bought a Surface Go and it comes in S-mode. Admittedly, I turned S-mode off about 2 minutes after finishing setup, but I can still say I bought one… :)</p>

        • Simard57

          20 January, 2019 - 7:56 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#378691">In reply to SherlockHolmes:</a></em></blockquote><p>of course they are bought…. </p><p>i wonder what the telemetry says about how many are converted to non S mode</p><p><br></p>

    • Lauren Glenn

      16 December, 2018 - 9:53 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#378425">In reply to stillfurther:</a></em></blockquote><p>I assume this would let them have an ARM version? </p>

  • locust infested orchard inc

    05 December, 2018 - 5:37 pm

    <p>What's all the rave for Adoogle Chrime that specialises in the dark arts of invasion of users' privacy ?</p><p><br></p><p>With Microsoft beheading Edge with the proposal to join the Chromium agenda, this could be seen as a tactical manoeuvre, as the new browser that eventually replaces Edge could potentially have several of the advantages of Edge as well as the large ecosystem of extensions for Chromium/Blink.</p><p><br></p><p>Once this new browser is eventually packaged within Windows, there should be no reason for anyone to download and use Adoogle Chrime, unless that is one enjoys being the victim of criminality.</p><p><br></p><p>Microsoft conceding to Chromium/Blink also tolls the death knell for both Opera and Vivaldi, both of which use the Blink-rendering engine.</p><p><br></p><p>I personally believe if Microsoft plays it's cards right it could have a superior desktop browser, and regain the crown as king of the PC browsers, shoving a Trident up Adoogle's posterior. Only time will tell.</p>

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