Microsoft and Google working on a Chrome version for Windows on ARM

By Shaheryar Ehsan on
November 22, 2018
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According to a recent report from 9to5Google, Microsoft and Google are collaborating to release a version of Chrome for Windows on ARM. This is a followup to previous rumors and claims by a Qualcomm executive that they were also working on releasing the browser for Windows on ARM chips.

Despite the fact, Microsoft pulled the Google Chrome installer from the Windows Store last year as it violated their terms of service, they are still keen on working with Google to launch a version of the browser on ARM devices since it remains one of the most popular browsers on the internet. However, to operate on the Windows Store, all browsers have to use Microsoft Edge rendering engine or risk removal.

Reporters have found various commits made by Microsoft Engineers on a Chromium repository. You can see the commit history screenshot below:

As you can see, Windows ARM64 support commits and other edits are being made in the Chromium repository by Tom Tan, a Microsoft Engineer. It is likely we will see a stable release soon on the ARM store.

What are your thoughts regarding this collaboration? Do you think Google Chrome is needed or are you satisfied with Edge?

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