Sometimes, the world just has to prove to El Jobsco that not everything has to go his way. In what must be the clearest sign that Google will not stand for the proprietary and patent-encumbered H.264 video codec championed by Apple and currently used for HTML5 video, the search giant is announcing the termination of
Now that didn’t take long, didn’t it? It has been only about a couple of weeks since Google made headlines with their Cr-48 notebook, which ran off a beta version of its web-based Chrome OS. And today, it appears that those who were lucky enough to get their hands on a Cr-48 have a found
Now that Google has come clean on its future plans to make the Chrome OS user experience the default computing method in the near future, it should come as no surprise that the search giant is starting to look beyond notebooks. A quick look at the development page of Chromium OS reveals that plans for
Many developers do not attempt to compete against Microsoft in the desktop OS space, preferring instead to give consumers alternative choices. However, ‘giving a choice’ is not what Google has in mind: the search giant has revealed in an interview that it plans to go all out in making Chrome OS the ‘default way of
Google has announced that their Chrome OS laptops will be retailing in the first half of 2011, and carried by PC manufacturers including Acer and Samsung. The search engine giant has also unveiled their new Chrome Web store for web developers to create apps and for users to download and use the web apps on their
Google has announced the launch of Chrome 8.0.552.215. This update brings more than 800 bug fixes and stability improvements, as well as a built-in PDF viewer, and full support for the upcoming Chrome Web Store.
The last time we spoke about Google’s upcoming Chrome OS, the search giant was in the midst of adapting the operating system to work on ARM processors and devices featuring System-on-a-chip designs. Since then, news about the development of the browser-based OS has mostly gone cold. However, the project is far from dead, and the
While Microsoft’s Windows may have a good portion of the world’s desktop and notebook PC users under its belt, the same cannot be said for its web browser business. In what must be the first time in almost a decade, the software giant’s global browser share has managed to dip below the 50% mark, while
Are you game on testing out a new, experimental and highly unstable browser? If so, Google has got just the thing for you: a special Canary Build of its popular Chrome web browser. Be warned though; the developers have stated that Canary is expected to break very often. Read on to find out more.
In line with its ‘Don’t be evil’ policy, Google has announced the freeing of the VP8 codec which it had obtained from its purchase of On2 Technologies for use in HTML5 video, along with the new WebM container support for Youtube. But all does not look well for the codec which Google claims to be both patent
A peek at Chrome OS’s git repository reveals a few juicy details about the kind of hardware Google is poised to support with its upcoming operating system. Read on to find out more.
Google believes that it can provide a proper printing experience with its Google Cloud Print. And it will start by eliminating the need for driver printers. Read on to find out more.
Microsoft’s new MSN Video Player has only been out of beta for a month, and it seems like the developers have forgot to word their alerts a little more carefully. Read on for more information.
In spite of the progress HTML5 has made in trying to wean the internet off proprietary standards, it seems that Flash is not going to disappear anytime soon. At least, not when Google has started integrating the Adobe Flash plugin with its Chrome browser. Read on for more information.
So says an analyst from International Data Corp (IDC) regarding Google’s plans to bundle Chrome OS into mini-notebooks. But which hardware will be considered ‘high-priced’ in these machines, and how will it affect Google’s own operating system? Read on to find out more.
That was pretty much what two-time Pwn2Own winner Charlie Miller had to say in an interview with OneITSecurity. What does this mean for computer security, and is there anything that the average user can do to keep himself or herself safe when online? Read on to find out more…
Netbooks and all-in-one desktops powered by Chinese Loongson CPU is expected to be powered by Google Chrome OS and will be made available as early as next month. Google, however, announced in July that the Chrome OS only available to consumers in 2010.