According to data released by the US government’s Digital Analytics Program, it has been suggested that Google’s Chrome browser is the most popular web browser. This was back in March 2015 so safe to say that the numbers have changed, but it is possible that they might have changed for the better. Show More Summary
During its Chrome Dev Summit event, Google announced that its browser has passed 800 million monthly active users on mobile. Put another way, the number of Chrome for Android and iOS users has doubled from the 400 million figure shared just a year ago. “Not only is the web not dead, adoption of the web […]
Despite rumors to the contrary, Google isn’t planning to merge Chrome OS and Android. Chrome OS is here to stay, they say, and as proof they’re offering up the new Asus Chromebit. You […]
Ever since Apple announced iOS 8, we have started to see many third-party keyboards make their way into the iTunes App Store, something that Android users have been enjoying for many years now. Unfortunately it seems that due to the various bugs found in the keyboard and how they can affect apps, Google has blocked them from use on Chrome. Show More Summary
As much as developers try to make their apps as secure as possible, from time to time there will be flaws discovered. Sometimes these flaws aren’t particularly serious, but sometimes they can be pretty bad. Recently during the PacSec...Show More Summary
Notable security news items for the week ending November 12, 2015. Covers enterprise, application and mobile security, reports and more.
Hackers have discovered a critical exploit in Chrome for Android reportedly capable of compromising virtually every version of Android running the latest Chrome. Quihoo 360 researcher Guang Gong demonstrated the vulnerability to the PSN2OWN panel at the PacSec conference in Tokyo yesterday. Show More Summary
There are operating systems for your computer (Mac, Windows, Chrome) and operating systems for your phone (Android, iOS, Windows). Cola is producing one for messaging.
Chinese researcher burns exploit for ski trip. PacSec: Google's Chrome for Android has been popped in a single exploit that could lead to the compromise of any handset.…
Facebook empathizes with poor people, CBS brings Star Trek back, Chrome OS isn’t going anywhere, James Bond refused to use an Android, and watch a documentary about female coders on YouTube. Facebook Switches to Android Facebook is ditching...Show More Summary
A recent WSJ report said that Google will fold Chrome OS into Android. This seems like a great idea that should quickly make the new Android OS for PCs much more popular than Chrome OS ever was -- but only if Google does it right.
After reports that Google was combining its Android and Chrome operating systems into one, the search advertising giant hit back today with promises that it's planning to support both for a long time. Google reminded us in a blog entry that it has a five-year commitment to support Chrome devices in the enterprise with automatic updates and features. Show More Summary
Alistair Barr, reporting for the WSJ: Google engineers have been working for roughly two years to combine the operating systems and have made progress recently, two of the people said. The company plans to unveil its new, single operating...Show More Summary
Lightweight netbook OS won't be going anywhere Google is looking to ease fears that its Chrome OS is not long for this world.…
There has been speculation about Chrome and Android combining in some way for some time, but recently it’s all come to a head: They say Chrome will become part of Android. And that sucks. It’s true I’m a die-hard Chromebook lover, but I’m also a huge Android advocate. Show More Summary
YouTube Red is a response to blocking ads, Amazon Local is no more, Android and Chrome OS will be united, Jeremy Clarkson shills for his new corporate overlords, and Duracell spoils Star Wars. PewDiePie Defends YouTube Red YouTube recently announced YouTube Red, a paid version of the video-sharing site priced at $9.99-per-month. Show More Summary
As part of Google’s efforts to dominate the different ways that people access the Internet, the company has been developing and deploying separate operating systems: Android for mobile devices and Chrome for personal computers. In fact, early on Google was unsure which platform would win out, Android, an app-centric platform that relies on native software [...]
This week’s Android Circuit includes the Galaxy S6 taking on the iPhone 6S, Forbes' first review of the Sony Xperia Z5, the launch of the OnePlus X, Android and Chrome OS merging, Microsoft's Arrow launcher for Android, a hands-on with the modular Fairphone 2, Outlook's new design for Android, Apple capturing Android users and Google Play's podcast strategy.
Whoa, nelly. This week we've got our first look at Samsung's freaking 18-inch family-sized tablet. Plus we've reviewed the LG V10 and HTC One A9 — and we'll tell you what you need to know about this Chrome merging with Android thing....Show More Summary
Chromebooks are popular with schools, but Google may be folding the operating system into Android. Also: T-Mobile said to offer unlimited data for streaming video.