Search giant unveils plans for a new app store featuring games and productivity apps, support for ratings and reviews.
Google's plans to include video games as part of its upcoming Web application store were revealed at the company's annual I/O conference in San Francisco this week.
According to CNET coverage of the event, Google previewed a version of its new app store--called the Chrome Web Store--in front of roughly 5,000 software developers, showing off a gallery of applications, including video games, magazines, and productivity apps.
The company told the conference the new store will also include ratings, reviews, and an e-commerce mechanism. However, the store is different from something like the Apple App store, which is composed of applications that run within the browser, not outside of it.
Google told the conference that the new Chrome Web Store would be available to the 70 million people who currently use the Chrome browser, as well as to those who will use the coming Chrome operating system.
An app store for a browser? Does everything need an app store nowadays?Geez, I can't wait for my microwave oven to come with its own app store.
This is good news if their intention is too advance gaming technologically to more capable portable platforms, possibly like the new Droid Incredible with that cool 1Ghz snapdragon processor, or with another device with that new portable graphics chip (forgot what that's called). I just hope this isn't another huge leap for the big rock on top of the gaming scene these days that is CASUAL GAMING. Apple, I'm looking at YOU.
And here I thought Chrome would be the fastest browser with the least feature creep. Looks like I was wrong once again, I think I'll find another browser that isn't on the path to becoming horribly bloated.
I've got Chrome and it's awesome. And it's about to get even better. My day has just been awesomenified.
meh, too heavily invested in Steam, Impulse, and PSN Store dont need any more online game app stores
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