Category: Google Chrome
As soon as June 2014.
In a world where the majority of toolbars are pretty useless, Google has announced a policy change for its Chrome Web Store, which marks the end of such junk.
According to Google, “toolbars that provide a broad array of functionality or entry points into services are better delivered as separate extensions, so that users can select the services they want.”, and while such policy change won’t be enforced for current extensions until June 2014, the search giant will no longer approve new toolbar submissions, as simple as that.
If you’ve ever used Android and then switched to iPhone or Windows Phone, then droid’s touch responsiveness and scrolling performance is not something you will ever miss or dream about experiencing again.
Now, it looks like Google has managed to pull something neat out of its magic hat as the latest beta version of Google Chrome for Android offers significant responsiveness improvements. According to the latest report, a 300ms delay that takes place every time someone taps a portion of the screen has been since removed, which was demonstrated in the video below.
Now here‘s something interactive to kickstart your workday. To celebrate the release of a new hobbit movie, guys at Google went ahead and created an interactive version of the Middle Earth (don‘t get too excited, not all of it), which aims to demonstrate how well Chrome works with both touch and a keyboard.
Here come the hybrid apps.
It looks like Microsoft and Apple are not the only ones that think about the unification. According to the latest report, Google is working on a toolkit, which will help developers to create Chrome apps for their own Android platform as well as iOS.
The main difference between Android and Chrome apps is that later are built for the web by default and Google is using Apache Cordova (a core of PhoneGap) to accomplish their goals.
November, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Android Browser, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Opera Mini – Down
Another month, another report.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser has seen a small dip in its numbers, from 55.88% to 55.61% (0.27 point decrease).
Now, it looks like Chrome 31 and Opera 18 are joining the fun as they too can now run Epic Games created tech demo called Epic Citadel. Who’s next, IE or Safari?
You just got Scroogled.
Either Microsoft has too much cash or they feel threatened by the (possibly) rising Chromebook demand. In its latest video, the software giant goes to show you how Google is using your data to make cash, why these laptops are bricks and why it’s not worth anything.
Check it out:
It looks like Google’s Pixel won’t be the only Chromebook that has a touchscreen. Today, Acer has announced C720P, an 11.6 inch laptop running on Celeron 2955U CPU, 32 GB SSD and 2GB RAM.
However, unlike Chrome Pixel, it won’t cost you a fortune. In fact, it’s only $299 and with a reported battery life of 7.5 hours.
So when is it coming? As soon as early December, which is next week!
Makes all the difference in the world.
Now here is something useful that will soon come to Chrome for iOS: Autofill. Introduced earlier this year on Android, this feature allows you to complete online forms using info pulled from other devices you’ve signed into.
What about those running Chrome on Android? The good news is that is just got even better, according to Google, it offers “some improvements to Autofill to further streamline online forms”, such as taking info from your Google Wallet and making checkout process as simple as 1, 2, 3.
If you’ve been wanting to pick one of the HP Chromebooks later this month then don’t hold your breath. Why? Turns out, they were removed from the Best Buy and Amazon stores because of a number of user complaints about the overheating chargers that cause the damage.
In the meantime, HP advised not to use the original chargers that came with a product and rely on micro USB chargers instead.