Google's Chrome Store and Chrome OS Announcement

December 7, 2010

6:13 pm

Just in time for the holidays, Google is expected to launch its awaited ‘Chrome Store’ along with the upcoming Chrome OS, the first browser-centric operating system, at an event scheduled later today.

Similar in theory to Apple’s iTunes, Google’s Chrome Store is a collection of Chrome extensions, web applications and downloadable applications that run in the browser. What are installable web apps you say? Google describes these applications as “super-bookmarks” with “a more prominent place in the browser” than current web apps have. Think of web apps like Gmail and Facebook, and how they are indistinguishable from web pages in current browsers. Web apps from the Chrome Store will have their own individual icon in the app launcher area of Chrome’s New Tab page.

Read more about the proposed Chrome Store from Google’s Chrome Store site .

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Marla Shaivitz is a writer, developer and digital marketer. She's interested in innovations & innovators in technology and those working toward social good. Follow Marla on Twitter at @marlashaivitz.

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