Google announced at its I/O conference in June 2014 that Android apps are coming to its Chrome OS. Earlier this month product managers Ken Mixter and Josh Woodward announced that the first four Android apps are available in the Chromebook app store: Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words and Vine.
I delayed posting about this until I
…continue reading Android apps on Chrome: how it works and what it may become
Google announced its Chrome browser in September 2008. Its stated goal was to run web applications better:
What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that’s what we set out to build.
Chrome was a hit, thanks to easy install, fast performance, and
…continue reading Platform Wars: Google injects Chrome OS into Windows, never mind the poor users
Adobe has published a mission statement which is worth a read if only to demonstrate how far the company has moved away from Flash, once positioned at the heart of its ecosystem – remember the Flash Platform?
The mission statement essentially declares the web as the new heart of Adobe’s platform and it is working
…continue reading Adobe using Google Chromium Embedded Framework for Edge tools
Yesterday Google announced the availability of the first commercial Chromebook, a Linux computer running the Chrome browser and not much else. There are machines from Acer and Samsung which are traditional laptop/netbook clamshell designs, with an Intel Atom dual core processor, 16GB solid state storage, and a 12.1” screen. Price will be a bit less
…continue reading Chromebook: web applications put to the test, and by the way no Java
Just one week after the final release of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9, and here comes another major browser, Mozilla Firefox 4.
…continue reading Browser wars heat up as Firefox 4 arrives
Patrick Copeland, Google Director of Engineering, gave the keynote at QCon London this morning. His theme was innovation: how it works at Google and elsewhere.
I was expecting some background on Google’s famous 20% time, where employees spent up to one day a week on something not in their job description, but I don’t
…continue reading Google on innovation – or should that be copying?