It looks like Google’s WebM VP8 hardware decoder IP is now available for the chip makers. According to the recent announcement, they can now start working on a WebM playback support for their chipsets.
Same report also states that Oulu team is set to release a VP8 video encoder in the first quarter of 2011 as it’s currently ran in an FPGA (Field-programmable gate array) environment.
It looks like the search giant will soon remove a H.264 video codec from the upcoming Google Chrome web browser release.
“Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies,” said Mike Jazayeri, the product manager at Google Inc.
According to the blog post, changes will occur in the next couple months and this is just a notification encouraging content publishers and developers to make necessary changes.
Just few weeks after the initial release of Maxthon for Android, here comes the second build of Maxthon Mobile.
According to the official announcement, the following versions introduces two new features:
- Synchronization of cross-platform information
- New finger gestures
The synchronization feature allows users to manipulate data, such as contacts and favorites, from any Maxthon platform on PC or an Android phone. A user, for example, can use Maxthon on his PC to sort a collection of contacts by phone area code. When he opens the same contacts using Maxthon Mobile on his phone, the contacts will be in the same order as on the computer.
The new mobile browser is the result of a vibrant, ongoing dialogue between Maxthon developers and users, which is how Maxthon discovered that users wanted a touch screen “undo” gesture to reopen a tab they had closed inadvertently. The new gesture is a reverse “c,” the opposite of the gesture to close a tab.
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.
Dec, 2010 – Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari Share Up; Internet Explorer – Down
All right, it’s time to check the browsers…
Internet Explorer 9 Surpasses 20 Million Downloads Mark
RC coming in early 2011.
Here is a quick and painless way to find out, who deleted you from the friends list, ignored your friend request, etc. You may also remove your friend sending request. The best part: no seamless Facebook app installation is required.
Zynga, a social game developer announced its plans to acquire somehow everyone’s forgotten, Flock web browser.
Although acquisition details were not revealed, according to some rumors, Google and Twitter were bidding for Flock as well.
Here is an excerpt from their blog post:
Our team will help Zynga in achieving their goal of building the most fun, social games available to anyone, anytime – on any platform.
We thank our users for their unwavering support and dedication, and we’re thrilled to be going to a platform that shares our passion for combining great user experience and technology. What an awesome way to kick off 2011!
It looks like Opera not only will be introducing a specific browser version for tablets, but for netbooks as well.
According to TechCrunch:
TechCrunch has now learned that the company will also show off some Windows 7 tablets and netbooks running its latest browser at CES – we’ll see if the CrunchGear team can shoot some videos of those at the annual show.
We are waiting patiently.