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Historical view of ChromeOS releases by device

Historical view of ChromeOS releases by device

What you see here is a screenshot of a doc created in Google Drive by Chrome advocate Francois Beaufort. The source document gives a visual representation of the releases for Stable, Beta and Dev channel across all Chrome devices released since the CR48 was released back in April 2011. While it´s not terribly important information for the day to day user, it does show when each milestone release was reached for each device. Check out the complete document for a bit of nostalgia if nothing else.

by 3:41 AM on July 23, 2013 0 comments ChromeOS
Samsung Joins the likes of Google, Apple with first ever Developer Conference

Samsung Joins the likes of Google, Apple with first ever Developer Conference

Samsung has decided that it wants to join the Google, Apple and Microsoft developer conference party, by hosting their first ever developer conference in San Francisco at the West St. Francis Hotel in Union Square, the conference will run from October 27th to 29th. The conference is being billed as a developer conference unlike any other, as it won’t just focus on Mobile development. All of Samsungs divisions, platforms and devices will receive attention. Due to the wide range of topics being covered at the conference, spaces are sure to be filled extremely quickly as it won’t just cover mobile devices.[Read More...]

by 2:51 AM on July 23, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer
Optus Now app will now collect anonymous data to help improve the network

Optus Now app will now collect anonymous data to help improve the network

If you have an Android phone from Optus, then you´re most likely one of the 300,000+ users who have installed the Optus Now App from Google Play. The app has up till now been delivering news, weather, games and sport, but since an update to the app on the 10th of July, it has also been capturing network information such as signal strength and sending it back to Optus for evaluation. The information collected is described by Optus as ‘high-level network data’ and the data sent remains anonymous. At this stage there is no way to provide users with a[Read More...]

by 10:50 PM on July 22, 2013 1 comment Apps, Carriers, Google Play
New Nexus 7 shown off again in a new gallery

New Nexus 7 shown off again in a new gallery

If you´re a Nexus fan like me then this last couple of days has been pretty exciting, the invitation to press to a Google event on Wednesday – Thursday AEST – the retail information, specs leaking and finally the Press shots released this morning by @evleaks, but there´s more. Android Police has just posted a gallery of lightly water-marked pics of the new Asus built Nexus 7, which shows it off from just about every angle you could possibly want, you can see the cameras – front and rear, speakers and of course that oddly horizontal Nexus logo on the[Read More...]

by 10:32 PM on July 22, 2013 8 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
LG Australia comments on the local availability of the G2

LG Australia comments on the local availability of the G2

The fact that LG‘s 2012 flagship phone – the Optimus G – launched here in April, almost six months after its Korean debut in September 2012, has lead to much speculation about the local launch window for its successor, the G2. The good news is that it appears LG has learned the importance of a global launch, and we’re now hopeful we’ll see the G2 soon after it’s officially unveiled in New York on August 7. LG Australia says they’re working with local Mobile Operators to release their new flagship locally here in Australia in a timely fashion: LG Australia[Read More...]

by 1:54 PM on July 22, 2013 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Nexus 7 Press Shots Leaked

Nexus 7 Press Shots Leaked

Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) is at it again, today leaking what appears to be an official press shots of the new Nexus 7. Dual rear facing speakers, a notification light and a rear camera can be seen in the image. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/359087561404211201 The updated Nexus 7 has already seen several leaks in the last week, and this morning Android Police posted photos of a Best Buy catalogue listing the new Nexus 7 as being available from Tuesday in the US. According to the catalogue, the device has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200 and sells for US $229.99. Best Buy[Read More...]

by 10:37 AM on July 22, 2013 10 comments News
Wunderlist launches Chrome packaged app

Wunderlist launches Chrome packaged app

Packaged Apps are becoming more freely available and WUnderlist is the latest company to release a Chrome packaged app. Wunderlist at its core is a to-do list application, it´s available for Windows, Linux, Chrome OS and Mac as well as offering mobile apps for iOS and Android. There is are free features for Wunderlist which are : Wunderlist for Chrome works offline to keep you productive from anywhere. Share your lists with colleagues, friends and family for a helping hand on everything from team projects to group dinners. Intuitive design and friendly reminders like desktop notifications ensure you never forget[Read More...]

by 1:18 AM on July 22, 2013 0 comments News
Beta Channel for Chrome OS updated

Beta Channel for Chrome OS updated

For those of you operating on the Chrome Beta channel on ChromeOS, there is an update rolling out slowly to all Chrome devices. The update takes your device to Chrome Beta 29.0.1537.32 (Platform version: 4319.32.0). As well as bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements here are some of the features you´ll see : Kernel 3.8 landed on Pixel and Samsung 550. New “immersive” mode – hit the fullscreen button to hide the toolbar and shelf and until you hover at the top for a more immersive browsing experience. Pin apps to the shelf using Drag and Drop from the[Read More...]

by 1:00 AM on July 22, 2013 0 comments ChromeOS
Cyanogen Mod team teases ´Nemisis´

Cyanogen Mod team teases ´Nemisis´

This morning, there was a bit of a tease released from the team behind the popular ROM Cyanogen Mod. The tweet teased something new called ´Nemesis´. Something new is coming… (Nemesis Teaser) http://t.co/VS6jPC2FZw — CyanogenMod (@CyanogenMod) July 20, 2013 The link is to a YouTube video which has streams of words, starting with Ńothing is Perfect. : Check it out and watch for the shot of a phone lock screen at around the 0:13 mark. There is literally no further information about what Nemesis is or could be but the speculation is rife on the Cyanogen Mod Google+ page ranging[Read More...]

by 12:51 AM on July 22, 2013 3 comments Modding, News
First Press shots for the Motorola Moto X and what could be inside

First Press shots for the Motorola Moto X and what could be inside

Motorola get points for keeping the Moto X at the forefront of the news, seemingly strategically leaking tidbits here and there so that there’s always something out there for people to see. This latest pic comes from @Evleaks and purportedly shows off the Moto X press shots. Also released this morning was a report from TheVerge which says they’ve been tipped to the reported specs on the device, apparently it will come with a 4.5″ display and come with a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon MSM8960T CPU and 2GB of RAM – all of which marries up with the specs reported by[Read More...]

by 5:41 PM on July 20, 2013 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Weapon of Choice: Headset Button Controller

Weapon of Choice: Headset Button Controller

You’ve started using Google Music. You’ve queued up a playlist ready to blast away on your commute. You throw your headphones on, hit the play button and walk out the door. Google Music magically whisks you away to your happy place and you’re immersed in your lovely bubble of sound. You decide that you want to hear a particular track again, and reach up to the button controller on your headset, only to realise that your phone only allows you to use one button to do one thing. You can’t replay that song. The bubble is burst, your immersion is[Read More...]

by 2:42 PM on July 20, 2013 4 comments Apps, News
Google by the numbers – Q2 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q2 earnings report

Yesterday, Google announced their Q2 earning report. The numbers look fairly good from the outset, however it proved to be less than what investors were looking for so the share price fell a little on Wall Street. So, what numbers are we looking at from Google this time around – figures are in USD : Revenue is up for Google who reported overall revenue for Q2 of $14.11 billion – 19% up on last year – with a total Net income of 3.23 billion compared to $2.79 billion in the second quarter of 2012. Motorola Mobile however had an operating[Read More...]

by 2:06 PM on July 20, 2013 1 comment News
Chromoting app for Android coming soon.

Chromoting app for Android coming soon.

The Chrome remote desktop function is a very handy tool especially for those using Chromebooks as well as just the every day Chrome browser, but it appears that isn’t enough for the Chromium team who are apparently working on a native Chromoting App for Android which will mimic the functions of the Chrome Remote Desktop app. With Android devices getting progressively larger, with better quality screens, and the Android and Chrome teams now working under the same manager, it’s inevitable that we’ll see cross platform complimentary functionality. If you can remote one way, why not the other? How about remoting[Read More...]

by 9:34 AM on July 20, 2013 7 comments Apps