Google and Microsoft are known as avid competitors in many markets. They often go away and do all sorts of tricks.
And even more surprising is the news that the development teams of these two companies have decided to unite their efforts to bring the Chrome browser for Windows 10 to ARM.
Our 9to5Google colleagues found the appropriate repairs to the Chromium project repositories introduced by Microsoft developers.
Keep in mind that a month ago, the development of the Google Chrome for Windows 10 port of ARM was confirmed by the Qualcomm manager.
Obviously, all three companies – Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm – are very interested in releasing the Chrome for Windows version of ARM.
Needless to say, the availability of the most popular browser will make laptops with Windows 10 and ARM processors much more attractive in the eyes of potential buyers.
For Google, this is a great opportunity to strengthen our leading position in the browser market, given that there is no threat to Chromebooks on Always Connected PC models (at least for now).
It is important to note here another important nuance related to the Windows store policy. Recall that Microsoft requires competing browsers to use the Edge visualiser.
In fact, this was one of the reasons why Microsoft removed the Chrome browser from the Windows store at the end of last year.
In this way, Microsoft will have to sacrifice principles and soften politics. Otherwise, the Chrome for Windows ARM browser will not go to the Windows Store.
Collaboration between Google and Microsoft can also ultimately lead to increased performance of applications such as Slack and Visual Studio Code on Windows 10 for ARM processors that partly use Chromium development.
When exactly the finished version of the Chrome browser for Windows 10 will be available on ARM processors, although there is no data.
Here you can recall the work of Google and Microsoft in the Campfire module to ensure dual boot of your Chromebooks.
Given such close cooperation, we can safely assume that the Scroogled days and the direct confrontation of these two companies are numbered.
Recall that last week we wrote that Microsoft finally gave developers the opportunity to create 64-bit Windows software on ARM.