Close Google Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux in 2018

Shocking news, Google plans to close the Chrome browser to the operating system (OS) Windows, Mac, and Linux in early 2018.

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Chrome will only be run on Chrome OS, Google’s operating system. However, users can still use Chrome extensions and themes.

There are two reasons why Google Chrome closes in three OS.

First, web applications increasingly heavy, so there are some features that do not support the use via the web. For example, work offline, send notifications, and connected with the hardware.

The second reason for the Chrome web is not so popular. “Only 1 percent of users of Windows, Mac, and Linux computers using Chrome and Chrome only hosted version of the app that is used as a regular application.

Thus, Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux for packaged and hosted versions of the app will be closed in the next two years.

Venture Beat Party had asked why this new plan done now. Google’s party also argued that the company since its inception to wait until all of Chrome’s functionality can be presented on the web.

Google realized that there are still many gaps in the web platform. However, they’re working on and would like to collaborate with other browser developers to figure out the API that can be added.

According to Google, the company released Chrome three years ago to address the need for such things above. Since that time, we worked hard with web standardization community to provide the things above. Developers can use new APIs more powerful, such as web services and web push to build the Progressive Web Applications that can work across multiple browsers.

At the end of 2016, the newly released Chrome app will not be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. If it appears at the Chrome Web Store, which means that this application will only work with Chrome OS.

Then in mid-2017, the Chrome Web Store will no longer menampilkann Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux. And in early 2018, Chrome is not going to be used on Windows, Mac, and Linux.