Google Chrome’s worth to Google is more than many realize

As the company has been prone to brag from time to time, Alphabet’s Google has seven services claiming over a billion monthly active users (MAUs): Google Search, Google Maps, YouTube, Android, Gmail, the Play Store and Google Chrome. Of the seven, Google Chrome is arguably the one that gets the least attention and praise. After all, web browsers are more than two decades old now, and a large portion of Internet usage has migrated to apps (smartphone apps particularly).

But as new disclosures help show, Chrome’s momentum remains quite strong, and the browser’s strategic value to Google is as big as ever. Continue reading “Google Chrome’s worth to Google is more than many realize”

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The LeapDroid Android Emulator team got acquired by Google

Google is already a behemoth of an employer and the latest addition to the search giant’s burgeoning tech family might make it easier for you to play games and other more complex mobile apps on a Chromebook.

You can already run Android apps on a Chromebook, but would you probably will not run games and other intensive mobile apps on it, yet. LeapDroid is not just another Android emulator, it specialized in games.  Continue reading “The LeapDroid Android Emulator team got acquired by Google”

Moving address bar to the bottom might be an option in Chrome for android in the future

We’re living in a world now where phones are no more trying to be smaller, instead, there are phones with even 6 inches of display, plus bezels. 5.5 inches is kind of the norm these days and I even find using a 5.2 inch screen a bit big for easy one hand use.

It makes sense to bring the most commonly used actions to the bottom of the screen then so they’re easier to reach without performing hand gymnastics. That is exactly what Google may have in mind for the future, at least for the Chrome android app. Continue reading “Moving address bar to the bottom might be an option in Chrome for android in the future”

Chrome for Android update brings smarter file downloads and data saver for videos

Google is introducing major improvements to Chrome for Android to make browsing faster, and downloads seamless for people on slow network. The announcement is part of company’s ‘Next Billion’ push to bring India’s next billion people to the internet.

The new, stable version will bring many new features and improvements, which will first be included in the beta build.

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Google Home to cost $50 less than Amazon Echo, Chromecast Ultra priced at $69, Google WiFi coming

We knew Google would be showing off it’s Amazon Echo competitor on the October 4th event along with a 4K enabled Chromecast i.e. Chromecast Ultra but up until now, we had no idea on pricing or the Google WiFi

Continue reading “Google Home to cost $50 less than Amazon Echo, Chromecast Ultra priced at $69, Google WiFi coming”

Chromecast branding removed from the first Chromecast Preview Update

If you remember, earlier this month Google announced that they would be introducing something called the Chromecast Preview Program – a program meant for those who own a Chromecast device, to have the opportunity to test out new features and firmware before it made its way to the public in an official update to Chromecast products.

The first preview firmware, version 1.21.72444, began rolling out to users recently. Google’s release notes for the update only states, “General bug fixes and stability improvements.”  but it would appear that Google looks to be getting rid of the Chrome branding within the Chromecast software.

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Chrome for Android Will Let You Play YouTube Videos In The Background

Chrome 53 introduced Material Design to Windows and a new Material Overview mode to Chrome OS. With its rollout near complete, version 54 is now in the beta channel with a number of user and developer features specifically for Android.

Google Chrome Beta 54 for Android is available to download from the Google Play Store for beta testers with new features and improvements. Continue reading “Chrome for Android Will Let You Play YouTube Videos In The Background”

Google Chrome will soon warn you when you enter your data on an unsecure Website

The last thing you want to do is broadcast your bank or other sensitive login credentials for any Nosy Nellie to see. That’s why a properly secured website asking for your confidential information uses encryption. Starting soon, Google’s Chrome browser will tattle on websites that fail to secure your passwords and credit card details.

Continue reading “Google Chrome will soon warn you when you enter your data on an unsecure Website”

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