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Google to kill Chrome apps everywhere but Chrome OS
« on: August 30, 2016, 03:41:12 pm »
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Re: Google to kill Chrome apps everywhere but Chrome OS
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 04:05:37 pm »
Doesn't trouble me I no longer use their browser or their search engine or their email and I've never used their web apps and very soon I'll be kicking Android into touch as well

To me Google is every bit as odious as Microsoft and Apple and the further I keep them all out of my life the happier I'll be


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Re: Google to kill Chrome apps everywhere but Chrome OS
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2016, 04:10:48 pm »
I was just wondering if this will affect Ice at all.
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Re: Google to kill Chrome apps everywhere but Chrome OS
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2016, 04:41:37 pm »
I was just wondering if this will affect Ice at all.

Guess we'll see how it all shakes out.

I only use Chrome/Chromium because of the extensions. 

As long as they leave the extension feature alone and/or continue to allow you to roll your own in the DevTools console, the idea doesn't bother me too much.

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Re: Google to kill Chrome apps everywhere but Chrome OS
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2016, 04:57:15 pm »
Just wondering if this encompasses the "--app=" mode that Ice works with for Chrome/Chromium or not .. guess we'll have to wait and see.

If that stays part of Chrome/Chromium maybe Ice will get a broader audience ?
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Re: Google to kill Chrome apps everywhere but Chrome OS
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2016, 07:50:13 pm »
Typical tech giant.  Trying to push stuff into things people don't want hoping it will force people to switch to the thing they don't want to keep using it.  However, it won't make people adopt Chrome OS at a rate any faster than they currently are.  Most people will find other ways, such as other browsers or mobile apps that do the same thing, or simply use alternatives.

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Re: Google to kill Chrome apps everywhere but Chrome OS
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2016, 07:54:32 pm »
I don't think they're trying to push people towards ChromeOS .. in fact isn't there talk about them doing away with ChromeOS and pushing it more towards Android ?

I think they're too scared to remove them from ChromeOS and have a Sony/PS3 style class action lawsuit on their hands .. so they'll support them there until it dies a natural death, or they move Chromebooks over to Android or that new OS they're supposed to be working on.
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Re: Google to kill Chrome apps everywhere but Chrome OS
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2016, 09:27:49 pm »
Ah, got it.  I didn't know they were trying to do away with Chrome OS.  (you can tell how much attention I pay to Google :P)

Yeah, Chromebook owners would band together and hit them with a class action suit for sure if they did away with app support in Chrome OS.  Instead, they have to wait for it support cycle to end os that they can't be held accountable for what happens to peoples'  computers.
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