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Google’s Chrome Passes 10% of Market

Google’s Chrome Passes 10% of Market

Google’s Chrome web browser has earned itself a double-digit share and a third place ranking in the market place with 10.7%. This is a big jump from the 5.2% share Chrome had at the beginning of 2010, according to market research by Net Applications. This marks a big achievement for Chrome since it was launched only in 2008 and does not have a dedicated platform to run on.

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MeeGo v1.0 for netbooks and N900 launches, gets video demo

MeeGo v1.0 for netbooks and N900 launches, gets video demo

MeeGo v1.0 for netbooks and the Nokia N900 has now been released, complete with Qt 4.6 support, the MeeGo SDK with an integrated application development environment, and various other OS tools.  The MeeGo experience is centered around the Myzone, with various social networking, email, calendar and contacts widgets; these aggregate content from multiple networks, together with synchronized calendar, tasks, appointments and recently used files.

Video demo after the cut

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Google Announces Chrome Web Store

Google Announces Chrome Web Store

A lot of questions went unanswered when Google originally announced Chrome OS. Like, what would we do with that Chrome OS Apps page? Well, it only took several months, but here we are with an answer. Thankfully the wait seems to be worth it, as Google have just pulled the curtain off their Chrome Web Store. And, yes, this does look a whole lot more promising than the Google Phone Store.

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Chrome OS: Waiting Is The Hardest Part…Though Necessary

Chrome OS: Waiting Is The Hardest Part…Though Necessary

Google has more than emphasized that its Chrome operating system will be super speedy; it will boot in only seven seconds and surfing the web will be just be quicker. The irony is that you will actually have to wait for Google’s OS to arrive and for a pretty long time in the technology world.  After giving a preview yesterday of what is in store from the Internet giant’s computing platform, Google’s Sundar Pichai said that they are “a year away” from releasing products with the operating system. Yep, we are going to be waiting for a solid 365 days!

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Sony Vaio Chooses Google Chrome for Default Browser

Sony Vaio Chooses Google Chrome for Default Browser

Whether or not you're a member of the Browser Wars was probably decided for you, long before you were born. One of those, "destiny calls" choices, and we're sure that by now you're probably stubbornly chosen your browser of choice. Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome. (Is Netscape around anymore?) But let's face it, there are a lot of people out there who would like to make the decision for you, right? Computer manufacturers to start with, and then second on your list is probably your best friend. Sony wants you to choose a side.

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Google Chrome OS & Android “may merge closer”; CEO Schmidt opposed development

Google Chrome OS & Android “may merge closer”; CEO Schmidt opposed development

Google's CEO and the search giant's co-founders took to the stage this week to discuss Chrome OS, the future of Android and other open-source issues, revealing that the two headline-grabbing platforms - one ostensibly for smartphones, the other for netbooks - have "a great deal of commonality" and "may merge even closer."  CEO Eric Schmidt also made clear that Google do not envisage Chrome OS as a direct Windows competitor; in fact, he said, "Microsoft is welcome to put Internet Explorer on our operating system."

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Google Chrome OS leaked screenshots: is this Microsoft’s newest rival?

Google Chrome OS leaked screenshots: is this Microsoft’s newest rival?

The first purported screenshots of Google's Chrome OS have leaked, courtesy of a snap-happy Acer parts supplier and a momentarily careless Google demo rep.  Apparently taken at the end of a demonstration of Chrome OS for Acer, installing the software in just 10 minutes on a formerly Vista Acer Extensa 4620Z laptop, even this early build of the platform showed its speed credentials: a desktop to desktop reboot in around 25 seconds.

UPDATE: The screenshots are fake, as we suspected might be the case.  Just a video designer hoping to drum up business. 7/9/2009

More Google Chrome OS feedback after the cut

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Google Chrome v2 released: faster, more stable, new features

Google Chrome v2 released: faster, more stable, new features

Google have released the latest version of their Chrome browser, v2, including stable builds of the new features added in March's beta.  Among the most obvious changes are a full-screen mode - triggered by hitting F11 - and a form autofill tool, which remembers common details such as name, address and phone number and automatically populates those fields in online shopping sites and registration forms.

Video overview of Google Chrome v2 after the cut

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New Google Chrome beta: up to 35% faster

New Google Chrome beta: up to 35% faster

Google's Chrome browser turned a lot of heads when it first launched back in September 2008, and the search giant surprised even more people by dropping the beta tag from the browser only a few months later.  Now there's news of a new version of Chrome, still free and back with beta status, but reportedly between 25- and 35-percent faster than previously, depending on benchmarking.  There are also new features like side-by-side tab views and autoscrolling.

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