Google says the Chrome web store will allow developers, such as those piled into I/O this week, to peddle all sorts of Chrome apps and add-ons. But is the Chrome web store really just a prelude to the arrival of the Chrome OS?
A confession: We are great fans of Google Chrome, the Web browser released by Google in 2008. Compared to the clutter of other popular browsers – and yes, that includes even Firefox – Chrome is simple and clean. And fast. (And pretty cool looking.) All of which makes us very impatient for the launch of the Google Chrome web store, which Google says it will use to offer up a host of Chrome apps and add-ons.
Speaking at Google's I/O developers conference, Google VP Sundar Pichai took the wraps off the Chrome web store, and ran through a few of the features that should be available at launch. Among them: a Chrome-customized version of TweetDeck that uses geo-location features, and a Flash version of the cult-favorite game Plants vs. Zombies.