Monday, January 3, 2011

Google Chrome: New Google store offers extensions, web apps for Chrome users

A new portal has been launched by Google that the company says enables users to download extensions and Web applications to its Chrome Internet browser.

In the new Chrome Web Store, apps are split into nine themed categories, including games, education, news and services, according to

Google has urged users to download and install Chrome, as they will only be able to access the download site via the Google browser.

The company has designed the expansions and applications considering the new HTML5 web standard.

Users can access guidelines from the Themes area for setting the graphical interface of a browser to reflect one's personal choices, the website reported.

According to Google, software designers will have an opportunity to sell or give away their wares through the new store, which replaces the gallery where users have, until now, bought apps for Chrome.

Google said that they have seen a growth of three times in the number of chrome users this year to 120 million.

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