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metro UI

Google confirms Metro-style Chrome app for Windows 8

March 14th, 2012

A Google spokesperson confirmed to Mashable that the search giant is working on a Metro-style version of Chrome for Windows 8. The Metro version will be based on the company’s standard desktop browser, rather than Google’s mobile Android version. “Our goal is to be able to offer our users a speedy, simple, secure Chrome experience …

Windows 8 may be too late for tablets, Forrester says

November 29th, 2011

The media had a positive response when Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 earlier this year, and consumers seemed to have a high level of interest in seeing Microsoft’s unique Metro UI on tablets. A preliminary study confirmed that the initial response to Windows 8 tablets on social networking sites was certainly positive; 63% of relevant Twitter …

Microsoft’s Metro-based Xbox 360 dashboard update to launch December 6th

November 22nd, 2011

Microsoft is poised to deploy its latest Xbox 360 dashboard update on December 6th, The Verge¬†reported recently. The update will give the dashboard an entire overhaul and will use Microsoft’s Metro-based UI, currently found in Windows Phone and Windows 8. Reportedly, the software will also include new Kinect voice controls, the ability to save games …

Microsoft Windows 8 launches to developers this week, loaded with new features [video]

September 13th, 2011

Microsoft announced that it is releasing a developer preview of its upcoming next-generation operating system, currently named “Windows 8,” during its BUILD conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday. President of Windows and Windows Live Division Steve Sinofsky took the stage during BUILD’s opening keynote and discussed several of the operating system’s new features. “We reimagined …