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Thread: [News] Microsoft Windows Store: Google Chrome installer removed

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    [News] Microsoft Windows Store: Google Chrome installer removed

    http://hexus.net/business/news/inter...aller-removed/

    Yesterday Google published a Chrome app in Microsoft?s Windows Store. The sole purpose and function of the app was to deliver a link to a direct download of the Google Chrome browser. Microsoft didn?t take long to react to the Google incursion, reports The Verge. The Seattle-based software giant quickly removed the limited function app and shared the reason with The Verge, as follows: ?We have removed the Google Chrome Installer App from Microsoft Store, as it violates our Microsoft Store policies.?

    The main problem with the Google Chrome installed app is that it didn?t offer any ?provide unique and distinct value,? explained the Microsoft spokesperson. Google, however, isn?t likely to publish a modern UI version of Chrome as it would have to fit in with the restriction of using HTML and JavaScript engines provided by Windows 10, as ?Google?s Chrome browser uses its own Blink rendering engine,? explains the source.
    In defence of Google, it seems this wasn?t just an app produced out of bare faced cheek, but delivered to combat numerous fake Chrome apps within the Windows Store. The Verge notes that there have been previous tech tussles between Microsoft and Google; involving the Windows Phone YouTube app, the (in)famous Scroogled ads, and Microsoft?s criticism of Chrome battery usage.

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    So why isn't MS removing the fake Chrome apps? Or did they do that already?

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    Who uses the windows store?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StAndrew View Post
    Who uses the windows store?
    Exactly !!
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    I have tried it a few times, with little success. Apparently Qualcomm and MS think people will want Snapdragon 845 systems running Win10, and for those I expect Universal apps to be a big(ger) deal.

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