Windows 8 is going to be released this year and most of the software and applications are already getting ready to cast into "metro" style. The search engine giant is not something to doudge from the scenario.
Google is trying very hard to get it's Chrome web browser molded into the brand new metro UI concept by windows. Windows 8 will widely use the new metro UI, which will change the way user interact with other services and devices.
The Chromium official blog recently announced that the next build of Chrome's dev channel will run in both the Metro and desktop environment of Windows 8.
If you'd like to try it out a version Chrome on Windows 8 once it's available -- most likely later today or perhaps over the weekend -- you'll need to switch over to the chrome dev channel.
According to the blog - which is the strange decision from Google team; Chrome web browser will not have any sub version for winRT. Since winRT is the most likely candidate for tablets that means any windows 8 tablets will Chrome-free.
The Chromium blog merely notes that "Microsoft is not allowing browsers other than Internet Explorer on the platform," though there is a link in that sentence to Mozilla's original post decrying Microsoft's restrictions.
It's possible that Microsoft will change it's find when they finally release the finished product for end user and we will be able to install any other web browser we want on winRT; -- obviously Internet Explorer will again prove to be a great asset to download the "installer" of other browser to get rid of it. -- < just a joke.