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 galvanash on Sun 8th Sep 2013 22:31 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: 50 comments so far"
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...and as far as I can tell ALOT of this stuff is based on Boot2Gecko. Everyone is doing there own thing at this point obviously - it is still very early. But there is a parallel effort to have it all land in the same place through standards tracking in the W3C.

Again, its NOT a google thing...

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