On Thursday Carlos Pizano, Software Engineer and "Metro Gnome" at Google, said that Chrome for Windows 8 Release Preview will arrive soon
According to Pizano's blog entry, Chrome will run in both Metro and desktop environments of Windows 8 on x86. However Chrome will not
be released for Windows RT -- the version of Windows 8 running on ARM-based chips -- because Microsoft is reportedly not allowing browsers other than Internet Explorer on the platform.
"The initial releases of Chrome in Metro mode will include integration with the basic Windows 8 system functionality, such as charms
and snap view
," he said. "Over the next few months, we’ll be smoothing out the UI on Metro and improving touch support, so please feel free to file bugs
. We’re committed to bringing the speed, simplicity, and security of Chrome into Windows 8, and we look forward to working with you on it."