Category: Google Chrome
Costs only $249.
Prior the third quarter earnings announcement, $2.18 billion in profit vs. $2.73 billion a year ago, the search giant has revealed a new, ARM based Chromebook by Samsung.
According to a specs sheet, the following models has a dual-core A15-based Samsung Exynos 5 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and 16GB of the built in storage. As far as other measurements go, it weighs 2.5 pounds and has a slim, 0.8 inch profile.
And a laptop.
Following the recent Pwnium 2 competition, a hacker nicknamed “Pinkie Pie”, has successfully compromised Google’s Chrome web browser and received a free Chromebook and a cash prize of $60,000.
Earlier this year, Pinkie Pie and Sergey Glazunov have also reaped a reward of $60,000, following the successful escape of everyone’s beloved sandbox.
Opera Mobile concept coming up next week.
With the approaching launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, it appears that some Google Chrome fans have decided to create a mockup on how the favorite web browser would look like running on a WP8 hardware.
The result? See the pictures below.
September, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; Google Chrome – Down
After publishing the market share report for the mobile web browsers, it’s time to reveal a real thing: desktop.
As we are weeks before the launch of the Windows 8, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer managed to increase its market share by 0.03 point, up from 53.60% to 53.63%.
New month, new report.
After continuously gaining market share for quite some time, Apple’s Safari took a small dip and is now sitting at the 64.01% market share, down from 66.43% to 64.01% (2.42 point decrease).
RoboHornet Alpha 1.
Just yesterday, Google has launched an open source benchmark tool called RoboHornet, which according to the search giant itself, “encompasses all aspects of browser performance and everything that matters to web developers, like performance of layout and localStorage”.
Now, before you get all cranky and claim that it’s just another useless test to demonstrate Chrome’s superiority, you might want to check the results first.
With Windows 8 mode.
If you’ve been playing with Google Chrome and Windows 8 Metro mode for quite some time now, then we have some good news to share.
Starting from build 23.0.1270.0, the search giant has added a new feature in one of its dev builds, which allow users to seamlessly switch between Metro and Desktop modes, mostly because from now on, Chrome on Windows 8 will use same user profile for both instances.
According to the recent report by Strangeloop, a company that specializes in website performance, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was 8% faster in loading the majority of web pages when compares to the Google’s Chrome.
As stated in the document, IE10 average load time was 6.392 seconds, beating Firefox (6.395 seconds) and Google Chrome 20 (6.906).
Interestingly enough, overall pages loading performance was 9% slower when compared to the previous year’s report, which is blamed on heavier and heavier web sites.