Over the last few years we have seen the ‘rebound’ of online gaming. Ballooning Internet speeds have meant that developers have only recently been able to release powerful, 3D games. Such technologies as HTML 5 and Adobe’s new Flash 11 have all been reason to celebrate for the online gamer.
Over the last few months there has been a resurgent interest in Google’s Android OS. It’s no secret that this interest hasn’t only stemmed from booming Android phone sales; the emerging tablet market seems to have stocked the fires. Excitement about Android’s prospects reached a climax when the blogosphere began to push for the abortion of Chrome OS.
We all know about and have probably visited an ‘Apple Store’ at some point. We’ve also heard a lot of talk about the possibility of Microsoft opening a chain of ‘Microsoft Stores’ around the USA. Well, Google seems to have made a bold statement by opening the first ever ‘Google Retail Store’ at their campus site in California.
Like many millions around the world, I watched the launch of the new MacBook Air with interest. Unlike most, I was more interested in the possible impact the new Air may have on the netbook market and more-so; on the upcoming Chrome OS netbooks. In most parts the Air failed to disappoint…well, apart from the exorbitant pricing (which we have come to expect).
As many of you may have already seen in recent news; Google has come under government scrutiny in the UK for knowingly downloading private data from unsuspecting individuals. This was done during Google’s escapades up and down Britain in the guise of their street view mapping cars.
Today Techcrunch reported that another Google engineer has left the Chrome OS project for Facebook. This is not the first time something like this has happened. Matt Papakipos was the first to make the move (to Facebook) earlier on this year.
Today I had the chance to interview ‘Hexxeh’; the creator of the most popular Chromium OS distributions since Google released it’s source code. Most of us are already familiar with his work; his latest being Chromium OS Flow which is now being used by over 85,000 people each day.
In a twist of fate Chrome OS has hit the limelight once more. It’s been a month or so since we’ve heard any major news about Google’s pet project and I have to admit; this was becoming a concern for many. It has almost been a year since Google announced their plans to release Chrome OS but the Internet giant …
It’s been over a year since I started blogging about Google’s upcoming Chrome OS. Our perceptions of this new and exciting cloud operating system have been moulded and shaped by the mainstream blogs (you know the ones I mean). I’ve gone ahead and sampled a few stories that have caught my eye over the last year: