Unsurprisingly, that app has since been removed by Microsoft. The Chrome that gets installed is the regular version of Chrome that you'd get if you downloaded it directly from Google.
So, when you install the aptly-named "Google Chrome Installer" what you get is a web wrapper for the download page, which gives you the ChromeSetup.exe file - nothing more, nothing less.
The reason for this is because the Microsoft Store requires that any browser use the EdgeHTML rendering engine, and Google's Chrome uses its own Blink engine. Or by searching "Chrome" in Google (or Microsoft Bing, for that matter).
But if it's a joke, Windows users weren't feeling it.
For its part, Microsoft us that apps in its store need to "provide unique and distinct value". There are a few things that make this odd, especially when you realize that Google hasn't published an actual app to the Windows Store.
Chrome Installer has been removed from the Microsoft Store
Business Insider has reached out to Microsoft for additional comment.
The handful of reviews of the "app" make it clear that the first few users who found the app are none too happy that it's just a link and not the actual browser.
Some Microsoft rivals have made plans to list their apps on the Windows Store.
Many Windows users have been wondering if and when Google might make a version of its browser available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. That said, iTunes for the Windows Store was recently delayed, with Apple citing technical issues in bringing it over. While Microsoft has developed a system, "Centennial", for packaging existing Windows applications and distributing them through the Store-a convenient capability, as it provides centralized upgrading and clean uninstallation-Google is not using that for Chrome.
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