The latest developer builds of Google Chrome for Windows 8 feature a completely redesigned experience when running in Microsoft’s “Metro” view, according to a report by The Verge. The upcoming release features a design very similar to that of Google’s Chrome OS, a free operating system geared toward netbooks.
The developer version of the Chrome browser for Windows mimics the behavior of the operating system, complete with the app menu, dock-like taskbar, and Google Apps integration. You can even create more than one browser window within the browser itself and move them around the screen like traditional windows in other operating systems.
Google’s decision to bring Chrome OS to Microsoft’s platform is a bit ironic, given Microsoft’s recent talks with HTC about putting Microsoft’s operating system to what is currently Google’s smartphone platform.