Category Archives: Chrome OS

The shift of Mobile and Browsers

Interesting day, 4:th of April 2013. 

Google breaks with Webkit and starts a competitor rendering engine Blink and the main reason is that they don’t want to be controlled by Apple what goes into the engine or not. Opera also annouced they will start using this engine. I think this started when Apple did throw out Google from IOS 6, now they throw out Apple from a free ride to browser rendering.

Checkout the developer Q&A

Another big news today was the that Firefox and Samsung is developing their own nextgen rendering engine Servo. Samsung announced earlier that they are going to switch focus from Android to their own smartphone OS Bada, I think that will be difficult for Samsung, look at HP and Web OS.

Facebook also announced an Android facebook takeover application that will take over your phone with Home. It will replace homescreen, dialer and messaging app in your android phone with Facebook Home.

Chrome Os is here, get your self a nightly build

>Google has released Chrome OS that will run all applications from the webbrowser.

I found this site that created nightly builds of chrome os in WMWare, Virtualbox and USB images.
Great if you want to try it on your machine. bothe the WMWare Player and Virtualbox can be runned for free on your machine.
http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/vanilla.php