It has been over two months since the release of Google’s Chrome Web Store to the general public; ever since, almost 3,000 web applications have been published by hundreds of developers. It seems long overdue for us to publish a list of web apps that we think you will like. Below are 5 categories and in each we’ve listed what we believe are the two best apps. All descriptions of the apps were provided by the respective developers.
In the absence of real news to discuss – many words have been written about Android and Chrome OS converging. Quite frankly, some of the discussions, carried a merit level not seen since the Heaven’s Gate religious group. They thought Earth was about to be recycled (wiped clean, renewed, refurbished and rejuvenated), and that the only chance to survive was to leave it immediately. Somehow Nike sneakers where involved (jump off earth and land on comet?). The net result was blood shed, the Nike sneakers were discontinued, and the comet is still enjoying its run through space.
Today Acer is is to have announced their plans to release the first ever Chrome OS powered device which is surprisingly a monitor (rather than the netbook we’ve all been expecting). It’s unsurprising though that Acer has been so quick to make this announcement as they have been agitating to be the first company on the market with a Chrome OS powered gizmo. The device will be called the DX241H and will go on sale latter on this year.
During the just ended Mobile World Conference Eric Schmidt revealed a rather murky yet satisfyingly revealing road-map for Chrome OS and Android. Long has been the debate aboutwhich operating system will succeed the other but it seems as if Google’s vision of a unified platform is still the order of the day.
Just a few months ago we featured a video from the guys at ARMdevices who were showing off a ‘Freescale I.MX51′ board which they had developed to run Chromium OS. It seems like the momentum (for lack of a better word) has picked up as yesterday ARMdevices showed off another concept chip-set which is being developed by Texas instruments. The unwittingly …
Since the release of the CR-48 for Google’s Chrome OS Beta it seems as if Chromium OS has simply been forgotten. All the news and hype has focused on Google’s new Chrome Notebook and how thousands of early adopters are getting to grips with it.
Google has (finally) formally acknowledged the recent ‘Spamgate’ which saw hundreds of emails inundating users’ accounts on Saturday morning. These emails were of-course to do with Google’s newly created CR-48 Group which according to them should have been released next week. Everything went topsy when a user discovered the group and started a chain reaction which lead to everyone in the Chrome OS Beta program receiving hundreds of unwanted emails.
We’ve received a number of complaints from CR-48 owners today regarding a barrage of emails that they received this morning. These emails were updates to posts made in a Chrome OS forum. Most users figured that the emails were coming from Chrome OS Lounge; which kinda makes sense as it is the main CR-48 community that could sprang to mind. It turns out the culprit was Google!
We’ve all been waiting patiently for the next iteration of Hexxeh’s popular Chromium OS Builds. Hexxeh announced the planned release of Chromium OS Lime after the December 7 Chrome Event which saw the launch of the Chrome OS Beta program. Here’s an excerpt of a blog post be made on December 15th:
It’s that time of the year again when thousands of developers and journalists begin preparations for Google’s most grand event on the calendar. There are only 90 days to go until the 2011 edition of Google I/O and this year it seems like it’s going to be the best yet.
Every now and then I try to feature some interesting findings that I make in the forums and today is no exception. I recently spotted a cool thread where ‘SoldierBoy’ (who is one of our forum mods) listed some really nice looking Chrome OS (and Chrome Browser) themes. Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to checkout the forums too!
Google’s most recent update to Chrome OS (Dev mode) has brought GSM support for the Gobi 3G chip in the CR-48 Chrome notebook. It hadn’t been tried and tested yet, but today we received am email from Hexxeh letting us know that he has actually succeeded in switching his CR-48 to GSM mode. But that’s not the best part; Hexxeh also confirms that it is now possible to use the CR-48 on the AT&T network.