Chrome apps to disappear from Windows, Mac and Linux while Chrome OS gains new launcher icon

Google has come to the realization that hardly anyone is using Chrome apps. As such, the company plans to phase out support for the apps on Windows, Mac and Linux over the next couple of years. While admitting that packaged apps are used by just 1 percent of users of the three platforms, Google says that the decision comes after a drive to integrate the feature of apps into web standards. Chrome apps will live on in Chrome OS “for the foreseeable future”, but a wind-down timetable has been set out for everyone else. Nothing is changing immediately. But come… [Continue Reading]


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