Google Chrome Installer App REMOVED from Windows 10 Store!!

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Microsoft users, on Tuesday, were in for a surprise as Google released the Chrome Installer app on the Microsoft Store. But, Microsoft didn't let the listing last very long, and took down the app just hours after its release. In a statement, Microsoft cited violation of its store policies as the reason for removing the Chrome Installer app.

Google published a Chrome app in the Windows Store earlier today, which just directed users to a download link to install the browser.

Microsoft isn’t impressed with Google’s obvious snub of the Windows Store, and it’s taking action. “We have removed the Google Chrome Installer App from Microsoft Store, as it violates our Microsoft Store policies...



There are many reasons Google won’t likely bring Chrome to the Windows Store,
but the primary reason is probably related to Microsoft’s Windows 10 S restrictions.

Windows Store apps that browse the web must use HTML and JavaScript engines provided by Windows 10, and Google’s Chrome browser uses its own Blink rendering engine. Google would have to create a special Chrome app that would adhere to Microsoft’s Store policies.

It's almost like a joke. As Microsoft continues its push to stock up the Windows Store - its biggest weakness put up against the Apple iOS or Google Android ecosystems - Google is making it clear that it has no plans to fully embrace Windows 10, in a way that's actually kind of funny.

Google Chrome recently announced that it would roll out a native ad blocker on the browser from February 15, 2018. This move comes after Google formally joined the Coalition of Better Ads earlier this year.
There's a good technical reason why Chrome can't come to the Windows Store in a way that's more helpful for Windows 10 S users

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