Happy 8th Birthday, Google Chrome!

Happy 8th Birthday, Google Chrome!

This post was originally published on this site small cake, big browser Eight years ago today, on September 2, 2008, Google Chrome was officially¹ introduced to the world. The aim was simple: improve the web browsing experience and ‘help drive innovation on the web’ forward. Eight years on and I reckon that it’s more than lived up to

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Is Android Bloatware Coming to Chromebooks?

Is Android Bloatware Coming to Chromebooks?

This post was originally published on this site The lean, clean Chromebook experience could soon be a thing of the past, as Google looks to add support for pre-loaded OEM apps on new Chrome OS devices. Android phones and tablets from a raft of manufacturers are commonly bundled with pre-loaded applications that, to be polite, vary in

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From Chrome Apps to the Web

This post was originally published on this site We have always believed in making the open, interoperable web as strong as possible. For a while there were certain experiences the web couldn’t provide, such as working offline, sending notifications, and connecting to hardware. We launched Chrome apps three years ago to bridge this gap. Since

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Universal rendering with SwiftShader, now open source

Universal rendering with SwiftShader, now open source

This post was originally published on this siteSwiftShader is a software library for high-performance graphics rendering on the CPU. Google already uses this library in multiple products, including Chrome, Android development tools, and cloud services. Starting today, SwiftShader is fully open source, expanding its pool of potential applications. Since 2009, Chrome has used SwiftShader to

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Chrome 52 Beta: CSS containment, simpler performance measurement, streamable responses from service workers, and more options for web push

This post was originally published on this siteUnless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows. CSS Containment Rich, interactive experiences are a cornerstone of the web, but can sometimes take a long time to render due to their complexity. Currently, Chrome

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The Mobile Web Is Open for Business

The Mobile Web Is Open for Business

This post was originally published on this site Posted by Rahul Roy-chowdhury, VP Product Management, Chrome One of the virtues of the web is its immense reach, providing access to information for all internet users regardless of device or platform. With the explosion of mobile devices, the web has had to evolve to deliver great

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