Google today announced Alphabet, a holding company with a collection of different assets -- with Google now being part of that umbrella. Google shares will automatically convert over to being Alphabet shares with that becoming the publicly traded company. Alphabet's CEO is Larry Page with Sergey Brin taking over as President. Meanwhile, Sundar Pichai will become Google's CEO.
Google today rolled out the first beta of Chrome 45, their next major web browser version.
While Android 5.0 Lollipop has been available since November of last year, Android-x86 stable is still currently based on 4.4 KitKat. Nevertheless, this independent effort for bettering Android support on Intel/AMD x86 systems is continuing to improve.
The latest version of Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser is now in beta for its upcoming v44 release.
Google officially unveiled Android M today from their I/O 2015 conference today.
Google pushed Chrome 43 into the stable channel today.
Besides the six new X.Org projects this summer, there's also a lot of other interesting projects being pursued over the next few months via Google's annual Summer of Code initiative.
The accepted projects for this year's Google Summer of Code have been revealed. The accepted X.Org projects are once again particularly interesting.
Google's Chromebook Pixel features a "Lightbar" that's a series of LEDs supporting multiple colors. Chrome OS apps are able to take advantage of the Lightbar for various purposes and coming for Linux 4.1 is support for the Chrome OS lightbar within the mainline kernel.
For whatever reason, there's Google developers working on CUDA improvements within the LLVM/Clang compiler.
Last year Google announced QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) as a stream multiplexing protocol running on a new flavor of TLS over UDP rather than TCP. Google's been expanding their testing of QUIC internally and the results are showing great results.
Chrome 42 was just released as stable so out now by Google is the Chrome 43 Beta.
Google today announced the Chrome/Chromium 42 web-browser reaching the stable channel and with it comes many improvements.
Ted Ts'o at Google has implemented EXT4 encryption support that will likely be baked into the next Android "M" release and is being worked toward for mainline inclusion in the upstream Linux kernel.
A few months back I wrote about the poor state of Chrome/Chromium HiDPI support on Linux but fortunately with the latest unstable web browser code these issues appear to have been resolved.
Version 1.4.0 of libvpx was finally released today by Google developers. This new release is codenamed the "Indian Runner Duck."
Google's Dart team has announced the release of Dart 1.9 today with new async and await support.
For student developers wishing to get involved with upstream open-source projects this summer and to be paid $5500 USD by Google for the work, there's one week left to apply to participate in this year's Google Summer of Code. Here's some of the most exciting project ideas I've seen thus far.
GXUI is a new cross-platform user interface library developed at Google for their Go programming language.
For any students reading Phoronix interested in contributing to open-source projects, it's time to apply for Google's Summer of Code 2015 (GSoC 2015) where you can be financed to work on major free software initiatives over the summer holiday.
Google announced today the release of the Chrome 42 Beta web-browser build.
Google has finally unveiled a new Chromebook Pixel! This high-end Chromebook starts at $999 USD and packs an Intel Core "Broadwell" processor with a HiDPI screen and up to 12 hours of battery life.
Google is going to be open-sourcing SageTV, the proprietary DVR/HTPC software Google acquired back in 2011.
A few days ago it appeared Google began requiring new versions of the Linux kernel for Chrome/Chromium but now that it appears Google intends to continue supporting older versions of the Linux kernel but they've been hitting a bug.
Released this past week was Chrome OS 41 and besides having improved WiFi stability, updates to the guest mode wallpaper, and other changes, some Chrome OS devices have been updated to Google's new "Freon" graphics stack. Freon further removes X11 dependencies from Google's world and will yield performance improvements in the future. Freon isn't based directly on Wayland nor Mir.
Those using the bleeding-edge version of Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser are discovering you need to be using a relatively new version of the Linux kernel to avoid issues.
For student developers looking to do some summer coding, the list of accepted organizations for Google's 2015 Summer of Code initiative has been published.
In a Chromium blog post today, Google is saying goodbye to the SPDY protocol in favor of HTTP/2.
While Chromium is usually quick to advance technology-wise and the Chrome/Chromium developers tend to be caring toward Linux, the support for HiDPI displays with the web-browser on Linux appears to be in bad shape.
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