Category: Google Chrome
April, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini – Up; Safari, Android Browser, Internet Explorer – Down
It’s the middle of May as we dig into the previous month’s mobile market share data.
Kicking things off with Safari, Apple’s web browser has seen a decrease of 2.14 points, from 53.91% to 51.77%.
Nothing high end yet.
During yesterday’s event in San Francisco, Intel, Google and OEMs (Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG and Toshiba) have announced a new lineup of Chromebooks, in shapes, sizes and colors.
ASUS will be releasing two new laptops: the ASUS C200 Chromebook (11-inch) and ASUS C300 Chromebook (13-inch) that are set to replace their currently the number one laptop on Amazon.
With some Bing improvements.
Now here’s something odd yet good for those that have set Bing as a default search engine. According to Francois Beaufort, the latest version of Chrome Canary includes a pretty subtle yet neat change.
From now on, if you set Bing as your default search provider, the pre-release build of Chrome instead of displaying a grid of used pages, will display full Bing.com front page with daily photo and all the other Microsoft goodies.
If you ever wanted to know what does the Japanese text say on that meme image then your dreams are about to become reality.
Thanks to some kick ass algorithms from Microsoft Research (text detection) and Google’s open source OCR engine Tesseract, a new Google Chrome extension called Project Naptha can be used to select, copy, edit or even translate the text from all kinds of images; the only limitation? Text must be under 30 degrees of rotation, which is not that big of a deal at all.
Thieves can’t hold their excitement.
Now here is something pretty awesome and convenient. The recently rolled out developer preview build of Chrome OS includes an “Easy Unlock” feature, which will allow you to unlock Chromebook by simply placing your [Android] smartphone nearby.
As of now, it’s disabled by default and enabling does nothing but show a pop-up notification so it’s still work in progress. However, we are pretty excited to see it in action in the coming future.
Now here’s something to be thankful for.
Good news for all you Chrome OS users out there, if you’ve been dreaming about the better way to multitask on your Chromebook, now you can with the latest build from Google.
March, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down
Another month, another report.
Starting with Safari, Apple’s web browser seen an increase of 0.39 point, up from 53.52% to 53.91%.
April 29 is the date.
If you’ve been dreaming about a tablet running Google’s Chrome OS then April might as well be the month when your dreams do come true.
According to ZDNet, Acer is planning an event at the end of April where the company will reveal all kinds of hardware, including a possible Chrome OS tablet, which so far remains a mystery.
On a scale from one to ten, how excited are you? You can’t pick -1.
As Microsoft is set to unveil a new version of Windows Phone later next week (April 4th), it looks like the search giant itself is now in early stages of planning / developing a Google Chrome browser for WP.
Since late 2012 there was a request for Google to “Port Chrome to Windows Phone 8 aka WP8” with little to no updates, up until now.
Just a mere 14 hours ago, a request was re-opened with the following message: dxie [Chromium team member] is going to own this now for investigation.