Mar 13, 2012 - 12:22 PM - by dgstorm
Google shared in a statement recently that the Metro style Chrome browser will be coming to Windows 8. Furthermore, instead of being based on the Android version of the browser, it will be the full desktop version, although it will be optimized for touch support, enabling users to use Chrome on any Windows 8 tablets as well. An unnamed Google spokesperson said, "Our goal is to be able to offer our users a speedy, simple, secure Chrome experience across all platforms, which includes both the desktop and Metro versions of Windows 8."
Here's a quote from the SlashGear article with a few more details,
The Metro Chrome confirmation raises even more questions about how much work developers are going to have to put into supporting Windows 8. Will there really be a situation where two versions of the same app exist, one for Metro, and one for the traditional desktop interface? For browsers, that’s not necessarily the case. Mozilla revealed last month that they have been working on a version of Firefox that includes both a Metro and desktop interface in a single app. This is presumably what Google are also doing.
Right now in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, one version of Internet Explorer runs specifically on Metro, and doesn’t support Flash, while the other runs in desktop mode, both sporting radically different interfaces.
Mar 08, 2012 - 8:37 AM - by dgstorm
Today Google released an update for their Android Google Chrome beta. The new update brings a bunch of bug fixes, including a fix addressing “issues in the compatibility check which prevented Chrome from starting up on some versions of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This should hopefully solve issues launching Chrome on devices with custom ROMs. It is important to remember that Chrome for Android is only in beta and still has a few known issues. Such as:
- 112923 : No way to toggle between mobile/desktop UA
- 113140 : Youtube links do not prompt for which application to use
- 113132 : Chrome for Android beta doesn't support configured proxy in wi-fi settings
If you’re using Chrome on Android and encounter any new issues, Google encourages you to fill out a bug report here. Let us know what you think of think of the new update and if it solved any of your issues in our forums.
Source(s): AndroidPolice and GoogleChromeBlog
Nov 24, 2011 - 11:00 AM - by dgstorm
For our members who celebrate this holiday, we want to wish you a happy & joyous Thanksgiving Day! It's been an amazing year so far, and there are plenty of things to be grateful for. Today is a day to focus on the wonderful things that we appreciate most in our lives, and maybe spend time with family or friends. For some, it's also a great day to eat some holiday turkey until your stomach aches, then watch some football and/or parades, and perhaps take a nap. Or, perhaps you just want to relax at home and play some video games.
However you choose to enjoy this day, remember that all of the staff here in the forums are grateful to you for making this community incredible! Thanks to each and every member of this amazing forum. Without you, we wouldn't have the greatest place on the web to share news and information!
Oct 06, 2011 - 12:32 PM - by dgstorm
Though it isn't offiial yet, a recent change to theChromium revision log shows that work to bring Chrome to Android is well under way. This means we may we seeing it very soon! Perhaps in time for launch with a new Nexus device?
We know many users have been waiting for Chrome, what features are you looking forward to or expect?
Source: Droid Forums via: Droid-Life.Com
Sep 23, 2011 - 12:15 PM - by dgstorm
Update: It's a good thing we called this story a rumor, because as it turns out, it's actually a hoax. Unfortunately, this was a hoax perpetrated on Engadget Spain, and is completely fake.
There is some industry speculation that Google may be planning to take on the role of wireless carrier in parts of Europe soon. In fact, they may have already started testing a Mobile Virtual Network (MVN) in Spain. The images posted are of what appears to be a Google-branded SIM card and a Nexus S running on a network dubbed “Google_es”. According to the report, a few trusted engineers have started receiving this starter pack for testing purposes already. Here's a quote with a few more details,
If this turns out to be true, it could be an interesting move for Google. In fact, if you use your imagination, you can see a wide range of possibilities that could be fairly "disruptive" to current wireless markets. For example, if Google creates a smartphone with deeply integrated VoIP, like Google Voice, as the primary call system for the phone, then they could compete aggressive with dramatically discounted prices. It makes you wonder how Google might bring this idea to the States...
Now, MVN operators (MVNOs) usually roam on other carriers networks without actually owning any of the spectrum. They just resell wireless service under their own brands with numerous examples of such carriers in the States including Boost Mobile which for example rides on Sprint radiowaves. The engineers who got the starter packs will reportedly test three Spanish networks - Movistar, Orange and Vodafone - to determine which one to use.
Source: Android.net via PhoneArena
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