It would feel a little wrong if the world's most popular web-browser, Google Chrome, were to be somehow diminished through a lack of integration with Microsoft's Windows 8 Metro platform, where currently Internet Explorer 10 is king.
Three months in the works and Google is at last ready to introduce us to Chrome with support for Metro Mode. For those interested in giving the browser a try in their Windows 8 Release Preview, it will be available for download in the next Chrome Dev channel release and must be set as the default browser for seamless Metro integration.
Initially, the browser will support basic Windows 8 functionality such as charms and snap view, with the Metro UI and touch support to be enhanced over the next few months. You'll perhaps notice from our screenshot above, that there's a little more border than is welcome along the top of the browser and, we're hoping this is part of the improvements.
It's not all sunshine for Google's browser, however, as the firm confirms that despite Chrome featuring a build with an ARM code-base, Microsoft will only allow Internet Explorer 10 to run on Windows RT, the release that will be present on ARM tablet devices.