Chrome

Google provided dev tool will bring Chrome apps to Android

This isn't the first time we have heard talk of Chrome apps coming to mobile devices, however this latest mention does bring the release of a tool that will allow developers to begin moving forward. Google has launched an early preview of a developer toolset that is based on Apache Cordova. In simple terms, this toolset will allow developers to wrap Chrome apps so they can be sold for Android by way of the Play Store.

Google moves away from Adobe’s CSS Regions to focus on speed

Google has decided to move away from an Adobe standard in an effort to keep a goal alive. The change was done for a variety of reasons, but keeps Google moving forward with Chrome in one key direction. For utility across devices, it makes sense. Unfortunately, it also brings further disparity to web design, something Adobe was trying to solve.

Google Now arrives on desktop with latest Chrome Canary build

This is far from the first time there has been talk of getting Google Now on your desktop system, however this is something that is possible as of today. The Google Now support is available for those using Chrome on either Mac or Windows. Or more specifically, the Canary build of Chrome, which basically means this is an early release and likely one that is not quite ready for primetime use.

Chrome for Android updated, brings two awesome tweaks from Beta version

Yesterday, we told you about a meeting amongst the web platform team at Google. The scope of that meeting was to make Chrome quicker, use less data, and just be all around better. Chrome Beta has had some interesting features for quite some time, which help meet those goals. Today, Google rolls out a few important features to the stable channel of Chrome, and they make using Chrome on Android much, much better.

HP Chromebook 11 LTE now arriving with select retailers

Earlier this morning we learned how the HP Chromebook 11 LTE connectivity would be coming by way of a chip from Altair Semiconductor. While HP has yet to offer any sort of press release style announcement, it seems the pricing has been revealed by way of a retail product listing. The listing comes courtesy of Best Buy, who have the LTE-equipped Chromebook available and priced at $379.

HP Chromebook 11 LTE connectivity coming from Altair Semiconductor

The HP Chromebook 11 has been returning to an available status following the charger recall. The Chrome-running notebook has come available direct from HP as well as with Amazon and from the Google Play Store. The catch remains though, for now, the Chromebook 11 is only available with WiFi in terms of connectivity. HP had said an LTE model was in the works, but haven't offered much beyond that just yet.

Google wants Chrome for Android to be faster, more useful to Developers

Over on the Blink Google Groups page, Engineer Eric Seidel lays out some details from a recent meeting of the web platform team. In his post, he outlines some goals for Chrome in 2014. We learn that Google wants a faster, more responsive platform for Android. They also want to take advantage of devices with less powerful specs, which reminds us of the promise KitKat has yet to deliver on.
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