Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Sep 2013 15:22 UTC
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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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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by zima on Sat 7th Sep 2013 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
zima
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Google is not even close to be a dominant player

I'm not sure about that, the amount of green on this map http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Countries_by_most_used_web_browse...).svg is getting a bit scary... ;)

edit: OSNews breaks more complex links ...I mean the map in the top right of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers

Edited 2013-09-07 12:33 UTC

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