Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Sep 2013 15:22 UTC

The new apps look and behave much like the native apps you find on Windows and OS X. They're built using web technologies, but also with Chrome-specific code that means they won't be able to run on other web browsers - they're truly Chrome apps. They can exist outside of your browser window as distinct apps, work offline, and sync across devices and operating systems. They can also access your computer's GPU, storage, camera, ports, and Bluetooth connection. Chrome Apps are, for now, only available through Chrome on Windows or Chrome OS on a Chromebook. Mac users will have to wait another six weeks before their version of Chrome will be updated.

This is very important for Chrome OS - since this means it can now have applications outside of the browser. Google's plans for Chrome OS suddenly became a whole lot clearer.

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by Hiev on Sun 8th Sep 2013 01:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 50 comments so far"
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It obviously isn't since about 90% of it is completely new functionality that doesn't exist in any standard.

Then they haven't commited any standar, stop spreading lies.

... and chrome apps are not the web...

Yet, they require you to have a web login to use them, oh the irony.

And how can they try to commit a standar w/o concensus, "Hey this is what I'm doing, I'm ignoring you and making my own standars, you can try to implement them, btw, I used just chrome sprcific API, so goof luck trying to emulate them, wnat more details? get a G+ account."

Edited 2013-09-08 01:48 UTC

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