As more users familiarize themselves with Windows 8, more information is coming out about what programs will be able to run using the Metro interface.
According to a report from Mashable, the Metro version of Chrome will be based on the desktop — not Android — version of the browser and add touch support to the desktop version.
The news comes on the heels of reports that Mozilla will also be making its Firefox browser available for Windows 8 as a single tablet and PC app.
In a blog post last week, Mozilla developer Brian Bondy wrote that the development team had started development on Firefox for Windows 8 in earnest, making a Metro-style desktop browser that can have Metro features such as live tiles but also work in the traditional Windows desktop.
The Windows 8 consumer preview was downloaded one million times in 24 hours, and technology industry watchers are watching the system closely to gauge what effect its launch may have on the tablet market.
A report from the Taiwanese tech site Digitimes — a proflic rumor-monger — indicates that Nokia is on track to launch its first Windows 8 tablets in the fourth quarter of 2012. According to the site’s sources in the Asia, suppliers say that the tablet will be 10 inches and set on Qualcomm’s dual-core chip. Nokia reportedly expects to ship at least 200,000 units in the first batch.
MWC 2012: Windows 8 Consumer Preview available for download