Apple is planning to bring iTunes to the Windows Store next year after delaying its release, but one particular app we never expected to see in the store is Google’s Chrome browser. In a surprise move, Google has published Chrome in the Windows Store this week, but not in the way you might be expecting.
Google has simply packaged an app for Windows 10 that opens itself to the Chrome download page. Downloading Chrome will then open up the link in your default Windows 10 browser. It’s a hilarious snub of the Windows Store, and makes it clear Google isn’t planning to bring its browser to Microsoft’s store any time soon.
The vast majority of Windows 10 machines do not run Windows 10 S, so Google can simply get away with listing an app that redirects Windows 10 users to the Chrome download page. If a Windows 10 user searches for Chrome in the Windows Store, they’ll now get an app that’s as useful as performing a Google search for Chrome.