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Due to notorious Linux graphics drivers, Google developers working on Chrome/Chromium aren't looking to enable hardware video acceleration by default anytime soon. The problem ultimately comes down to poor Linux graphics drivers.
4 March 2014 - VA-API - 24 Comments
Intel's Ozone-Wayland project that allows the Chrome/Chromium web-browser and other Google Ozone-based software projects to run natively on Wayland continues being improved. New features have been added to this abstracted input / window handling layer for Wayland and there's now also support for running on Tizen IVI.
22 February 2014 - Chromium-Wayland - 2 Comments
14 February 2014 - Chrome - 7 Comments
Google has opened up their Chromecast HDMI streaming adapter today by publishing the Google Cast SDK.
3 February 2014 - Google Cast SDK - 8 Comments
17 January 2014 - Dart 1.1 Language - 7 Comments
Google has updated their Chrome web-browser with a variety of new features and improvements as part of their v32 stable release.
14 January 2014 - Google Chrome 32 - 4 Comments
The Ozone-Wayland sub-project for Google Chromium support on the next-generation Linux display server continues to be pushed ahead with improved and new features by Intel open-source developers.
4 January 2014 - Chromium Support
Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Las Vegas, Google has managed to rope in a large number of hardware vendors ranging from ARM to NVIDIA that will be begin supporting VP9 hardware acceleration in Google's push for VP9 to dominate the Ultra HD / 4K space.
2 January 2014 - VP9 Codec - 30 Comments
Google landed a large number of Coreboot changes over the weekend, particularly improving the Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa and Intel Lynxpoint / Haswell hardware support.
24 December 2013 - Chromebook Coreboot - 1 Comment
Google has announced today that they have joined the board of the Open Invention Network, the organization that tries to protect open-source software via a patent cross-license for Linux and related open-source technologies.
18 December 2013 - Open Invention Network
13 December 2013 - Dart Programming - 21 Comments
Google's developers working on the Go programming language have announced the stable 1.2 release. The Go 1.2 release features some minor language changes but also performance improvements and continued work on their tooling.
2 December 2013 - Go 1.2 - 1 Comment
A Phoronix reader pointed out this morning that a new VPX library release went under our radar earlier this month. What's special about the libvpx 1.3.0 release is that it supports Google's VP9 codec in a backwards compatible way.
28 November 2013 - VP9 Backwards Compatible - 4 Comments
Google is keeping to their open-source promise and preparing for an onslaught of Chrome OS devices with many changes the past few days being pushed into the Coreboot open-source firmware project widely used by Chromebooks. Besides the Google "Slippy" Chromebook being added this weekend was "Falco", "Peppy", and other new hardware support.
26 November 2013 - Coreboot - 3 Comments
As of Saturday night the "Slippy" is the latest Google Chromebook to be supported by the open-source Coreboot firmware. As with supporting other Chromebooks, adding support for the codenamed Haswell mobile device added a great deal of new code.
24 November 2013 - Coreboot Slippy - 20 Comments
The Google engineers working on the Chrome/Chromium web-browser have released the beta to the upcoming version 32 release.
21 November 2013 - Chrome 32 Beta - 37 Comments
Four years after Google announced the SPDY experimental Internet protocol, there's a new blog post by Google engineers trumpeting their accomplishments with SPDY forming the base of the HTTP/2 protocol, numerous web-browsers supporting the protocol, etc.
20 November 2013 - SPDY Protocol
Google has announced the release of Dart 1.0, their first major stabilized SDK release for having an open-source cross-browser toolkit for developing web applications.
14 November 2013 - Google Dart 1.0
The first point release to the GNOME 3.10 desktop was released today.
18 October 2013 - GNOME 3.10.1 - 1 Comment
While Google's Chrome 32 web-browser will feature the Aura UI stack from Chrome OS, the Chrome desktop web-browser on Linux won't get the GPU-accelerated interface until one version later.
16 October 2013 - Chrome Aura - 35 Comments
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