Category: Google

Chrome Aims for 10% Market Share, Mac Release by the End of 2009

By | September 17, 2009 | 3 Comments

Chrome Aims for 10% Market Share, Mac Release by the End of 2009Just a year ago, Google had released the very first build of Chrome web browser which already has ~3.5% market share worldwide.

During the Chrome 3 stable release for PCs, Google Product Management VP Sundar Pichai has confirmed that the Mac version of Chrome should be ready by the end of this year.

Also, Google Chrome Engineering Director Linus Upson said:
“If at the two-year birthday we’re not at least 5 percent (market share), I will be exceptionally disappointed. And if at the three year birthday we’re not at 10 percent, I will be exceptionally disappointed,”

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Sony to Offer Chrome Web Browser on Their PCs

By | September 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Sony to Offer Chrome Web Browser on Their PCsGoogle and Sony have signed a deal which states that Chrome web browser will be pre-installed on Sony PCs. Unfortunately companies have not revealed any financial or specific model details.

According to IDC research, consumer electronics giant Sony is not in the top 5 PC vendors by worldwide shipping as per Q2 2009.

Calling this partnership experimental, Google is looking forward to sign similar deals with other PC makers as well.

Update: Financial Times reports that Chrome will be per-installed on Sony’s Vaio computer series.

Google Chrome OS Screenshots

By | August 15, 2009 | 6 Comments

Mashable has posted possible screenshots of the upcoming Google Chrome OS.

Chrome OS Continue Reading

Phishing and Malware Protection Comes to Camino

By | August 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

Phishing and Malware Protection Comes to CaminoStarting from August 11th, nightly builds of Camino web browser now includes integrated phishing and malware protection.

The following feature is based on Google Safe Browsing service which is being used by Firefox, Chrome and Safari web browsers as well.

As for their competitors, Opera is using Netcraft, PhishTank and Haute Secure services while Internet Explorer has its own SmartScreen Filter.

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 10th

By | August 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 10th

Thanks to Nox for links.

Opera Mobile for Google Android OS

By | August 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

Opera Mobile for Google Android OSOpera Software CEO Jon von Tetzchner has confirmed to PCMag that they are working on Opera Mobile web browser for Google Android OS.

“Yes, we are working on an Android version”

Unfortunately, there are no details on release date yet.

Via my.opera.com

Google Chrome Stop Motion Lego (Video)

By | August 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here is a fascinating Chrome Logo video by Renaud.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 27th

By | July 27, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 27th

Chrome 3 Performance: Windows XP vs. Windows 7

By | July 19, 2009 | 6 Comments

BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.

Using the most recent v3 release (3.0.193.1), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 3.0.192.1 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.

Windows 7 vs XP Chrome
Higher is better

For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.

Thanks to Help for sending this.

Google to Stop Supporting IE6 on YouTube

By | July 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

Good news, Google Inc. has decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 web browser on YouTube.

The following screenshot was taken by IE6 user

YouTube IE6
Picture Source: Neowin

As you can see, Google recommends upgrading web browser to Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome.

Speaking of IE6 support, I no longer code for it and neither should you. Otherwise, we may end up supporting it for many years to come as sites works fine with Internet Explorer 6.