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Chrome for Android won’t ever get Flash

Chrome for Android won’t ever get Flash

Chrome for Android may have set its sights on being the default browser on your Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, but you'll have to make do with no Flash Player support if you give in to the new beta's allure. Having announced that its Flash Player mobile plans were over back in NovemberAdobe has confirmed that Chrome for Android does indeed arrive too late for a plugin of its own. That's despite Android 4.0 already having Flash Player support in the native browser.

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German government recommends Chrome browser

German government recommends Chrome browser

The most common web browsers in most countries are Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. While in the US, our government doesn't recommend specific software for security when you're online, in Germany it's a different story. Germany's federal office of information security, known by the German initials of BSI, on the other hand, often recommends software to German citizens for the security.

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Firefox flirting with half-baked Chrome launcher rival

Firefox flirting with half-baked Chrome launcher rival

If you're a fan of the Firefox Web browser, you know that things haven't been going too well over Mozilla. The Firefox browser has been bleeding users to other browsers like Google Chrome to the point that it is actually dropped in rankings for users. The Firefox team over at Mozilla is intent on getting the users back and its daily builds show they are playing with new features, even if those features have apparently been pulled already.

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Chrome browser gets WebRTC baked in for Skype challenge

Chrome browser gets WebRTC baked in for Skype challenge

Google has released a dev-version of Chrome supporting WebRTC, the integrated real-time audio and video communications system that could see VoIP, video conferencing and even streaming gaming baked into the browser. "Instead of relying on custom, OS specific, proprietary plug-ins," the Chromium blog says of developers, "they can now easily build and maintain their apps using a few simple JavaScript APIs and have the browser do the heavy lifting."

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Internet Explorer slips as Chrome grabs browser market share

Internet Explorer slips as Chrome grabs browser market share

The battle of the browsers continues, with Microsoft's Internet Explorer losing market share to Google's Chrome and others, while analysts predict a sub-50-percent dip for IE as early as March 2012. Counting all versions, Internet Explorer dropped to 51.9-percent market share in December according to Net Applications, ComputerWorld reports, with Chrome ending the year at 19.1-percent. However, Microsoft maintains that the most important number to consider is the growth in IE9 installs on Windows 7.

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Google Chrome 15 is now the top browser version, but not the top browser

Google Chrome 15 is now the top browser version, but not the top browser

If you're the sort of person who follows technology news across multiple websites, you may be seeing a story about how Google has finally out-done the rest of the browsers in the world with their magical fantastical Chrome browser version 15. What you might not be seeing as clearly is that though this version of the browser has beaten Internet Explorer version 8.0, it's still out-done by the the Microsoft-made browser on the whole. Those users who do not update their browsers when they should - aka your mother and father and your uncle Bob, they are the ones ruining the fun for the team at Microsoft.

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Google releases Chrome 16 update with multi-user sign-in

Google releases Chrome 16 update with multi-user sign-in

Google has posted the final stable release version of Chrome 16. This update to the Chrome browser was mainly focused on supporting multiple account sign-ins so that more than one user can share the same browser. This way you can access your own bookmarks, extensions, web apps and more, while also being able to bring this personalized experience to all your devices.

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Google Chrome browser reinvigorates Native Client push for game developers

Google Chrome browser reinvigorates Native Client push for game developers

When it comes to promoting your web browser to the internet, it can get pretty meta pretty quick, and but when your Google and you've got your hands in every single technologically related outlet on the planet and you want to even promote one component of a product you've got, you should have no trouble -- that's what Google is doing here with "Native Client" integration on their Chrome web browser. Having announced the game store for Google Chrome earlier this year along with Native Client, aka NaCl for short, it became rather apparent to many that this was no joke - real high-quality games could definitely sit in this space - now Google is seeing other groups like SpaceTime Studios adopt NaCl for themselves and they've decided to sound the horn once more.

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Opera 11.60 desktop browser launches

Opera 11.60 desktop browser launches

Opera software has announced today that it is now releasing a new version for its desktop browser for fans to download. The new version of the browser is Opera 11.6 and it has a bunch of new features. Apparently, one of the biggest benefits of the new browser is that Justin Bieber doesn't use it. Let's be honest, that is a benefit.

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