Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM near as Chromium successfully compiled

When Microsoft’s browser team threw their lot in with Google’s Chromium web engine one of the expected outcomes was the development of a native version of Google Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM.

It seems that day is much closer, as an independent developer has managed to compile a working version of the Chromium browser for Windows 10 on ARM.

The feat was achieved by Jeremy Sinclair, who used a recent commit from 4/2 for win32-arm64-rel that was accepted.

Needless to say, the outcome was a working build as seen in his tweets below:

Ironically the move also, in a strange way, brings Chrome to Windows Mobile, if you excuse the multiple layers of hacks along the way:

While the feat does not mean you can download a native (and therefore faster and lighter) version of Google Chrome for your Windows 10 on ARM PC yet, it does mean Google could potentially deliver such a product in the very near future. The real question of course if there is enough Windows 10 on ARM users to justify the effort.

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