Microsoft removes Google Chrome app from its store

Published on December 20, 2017

Google launched its Chrome app in Microsoft Windows Store earlier yesterday. The users were directed towards a download link, which allowed users to install the browser. It doesn’t appear like the Redmond giant is too happy about this introduction. They were naturally, quick to take action against this. Google’s Chrome app was immediately removed from the Windows Store.

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A message which read, “We have removed the Google Chrome Installer App from Microsoft Store, as it violates our Microsoft Store policies,” was provided by a Microsoft spokesperson in response to their decision.

According to a report by The Verge, Microsoft promotes the existence of apps on their Windows Store that provides a unique and distinct value. The company says that they welcome Google to build a Microsoft Store browser app that is compliant with the policies advocated by the Microsoft Store. It doesn’t appear like Google is the kind to accept this clause.

There are many reasons for this. However, the primary one is that Microsoft’s Windows 10 S is quite restrictive by nature. All the apps that want to be presented on the Microsoft Windows Store must be based on HTML and JavaScript engines developed through Windows 10 itself. On the contrary, Google Chrome makes use of its Blink engine, and it is unlikely that the search-giant would change this particular aspect of its product.

Google launched its Chrome app on Microsoft Windows Store to put up a fight against all the other fake prevailing apps. The Redmond giant has been trying to address this problem for years but has been unsuccessful at completely eradicating its platform of counterfeit apps. Meanwhile, the battle between Google and Microsoft continues to prevail. Both the companies have fought with each other over different products over the years.

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