Category: Google Chrome
Back in 2012, Microsoft has started working on Pointer Events, a new web standard (which is already marked as a Candidate Recommendation by W3C) that would allow web sites to accept inputs from quite a few different sources, such as a touchscreen and pen, has now gained even more traction.
Just before year’s end, Microsoft released a patch that brought Pointer Events specifications to all WebKit web browsers, followed by Blink patch earlier this year.
January 2014 is the date.
Back in 2009, Google launched Chrome Frame, a plug-in that aimed to modernize the older versions of Internet Explorer by bringing WebKit capabilities to Microsoft’s platform, although they weren’t particularly happy about that.
The good news? Thanks to competition, web browsers (especially IE) got so much better over the last few years and as a result, Google is retiring Chrome frame.
If you would like to relive the excitement of Chrome Frame, check the video below:
Here goes the hype.
May, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Opera Mini, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser – Down
It’s that time of the month again.
Before we kick start the weekend, let’s do another round of market share reports, starting with the mobile web browsers.
Microsoft funded study confirms that IE is the best.
Back in 2011, we compared IE9 and its competitors to see which one consumes the least amount of power. Spoiler alert: Internet Explorer won and Opera lost heavily.
Well, guys at Fraunhofer Inc. decided to download Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome 26 and Mozilla Firefox 21 and do a study of their own.
Here are the results:
Because one is just not good enough.
Now here is something that you can add to your schedule later this week as well as next week. The search giant has recently announced two “Chrome Mobile” events but refused to share any additional details, at least for the time being.
However, this does not stop press from speculating and pointing the obvious. Yes, we are pretty sure these are Chrome for Android and iOS related events. See live stream video and counters below.
Following the awesome Google Racer experiment, the search giant has just revealed another game: Roll It.
What is it? Roll is a PC and phone combo where a phone is used to aim and roll the ball while the PC renders the result. It’s pretty fun and supports up to 3 players, check the video above to get a better idea.
With a notification center.
It looks like Google is getting even more aggressive with their releases as the last couple builds added more than just some minor improvements.
Starting with the build 28, you will no longer miss a thing as Google not only added a Notification Center but also constructed it in a way that will inform you about missed events even if a web browser is not running. Too intrusive? Don’t worry, you can chose what notifications to receive and what should be ignored.
And this is how it looks:
From desktop to mobile.
Now here’s a one real world issue that was just solved by Google’s engineers: foreign language web sites. Unlike with Chrome on desktop where you can instantly translate a web page, its mobile version always lacked a hassle free way to do so, up until now.
Staring with Chrome for Android 28.0.1500.21, a Google Translate bar will pop up whenever you visit a page that uses language other than the one that is set on your tablet or a phone.
Google Now is here.
As we wait for Blink, Google has released the stable version of Google Chrome 27. What’s so great about it? Well, minus minor performance enhancements and 14 security fixes, you can expect various Omnibox prediction improvements as well as improved spell correction.
In addition to that, GC27 includes conversational search that was demonstrated in the I/O conference earlier this month. Simply visit www.google.com and click on the microphone icon. Don’t feel like doing that? Well, this is what it looks like: