With its recently released Chrome 9 Web browser, Google has added several enhancements to provide a more immersive and rich Web experience. Chief among these new capabilities is default support for the emerging WebGL standard. This makes it possible to run 3D animations, games, and other rich interfaces within a browser without the need for third-party plug-ins and extensions such as Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight.
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For the most part, what the Google Web Store calls "apps" are basically just Web sites. Many of the apps from the store, such as this solitaire game, ran equally well within other browsers such as Firefox.