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Google Also Worried About Browsing In Windows RT

Alongside Mozilla, Google is also feeling concerned about Microsoft possibly blocking third party browsers in the upcoming Windows RT, the ARM-optimised version of Windows 8.

The story began when Harvey Anderson, Mozilla's general counsel, accused Microsoft of limiting browsing choices in Windows RT, at least for the classic-desktop mode. As it seems, Microsoft "fears" that Internet Explorer 10 is the only software that can address the unique security and power demands of chips used by mobile devices.

Now Google has raised its concerns over the possibility that Chrome will not be used by future Windows owners, stating that "We share the concerns Mozilla has raised regarding the Windows 8 environment restricting user choice and innovation. We've always welcomed innovation in the browser space across all platforms and strongly believe that having great competitors makes us all work harder."

The fact that Google used "Windows 8" when mentioning the ARM-based OS can be seen as a mistake, or maybe they were referring to the possibility that Microsoft may limit these options across all Windows 8 versions.

Although that's highly unlikely, Google acknowledges the fact that restricting other browsers will only hurt the overall experience of the consumer, and all other benefits of a "robust competition."

Microsoft has yet to comment on the statements.

Source: CNET