Google to kill Chrome apps everywhere but Chrome OS
Google to kill of Chrome apps almost everywhere.
Google is not killing its Chrome web browser.
Google is dropping its Chrome apps platform from everywhere except Chrome OS.
According to Google, this massive change will affect approximately 1% of Google Chrome users on Linux, Mac and Windows.
If you're not part of that 1%, you might not know about Google's Chrome apps.
So let's explain.
Back in 2013, Google introduced Chrome apps.
However, they worked outside or the Google Chrome browser.
So, if you were switching apps on your computer, you'd see something like Google Hangouts separate from your browser.
Google recommends developers move their Chrome apps to the web since web technologies have matured.
Support for Chrome apps will be removed over the next two years on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
By the second half of 2017, the Chrome web store will no longer appear on those platforms.
In 2018, Chrome apps will no longer be loadable.
However, on Chrome OS, the operating system that powers Chromebooks, Chrome apps will remain supported and maintained for the forseeable future.
The company says developers can still create apps for Chrome OS or they can start building Android apps.
Back in May of this year, Google announced Android apps would be supported on certain Chromebooks.
that's it for this tech news update, I'm Maya Azachtard and you can stay on to of the biggest stories at CNET.