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Google Chrome 29 Now Out As Stable

Google released their stable Chrome 29 web-browser on Tuesday.
20 August 2013 - Google Chrome 29 - 4 Comments

The State Of GSoC 2013 X.Org/Mesa/DRM Projects

For this year's Google Summer of Code with the X.Org Foundation, three of the developers working on interesting X.Org/Mesa/DRM are on track while one student developer already dropped out.
9 August 2013 - 25% Failed - 3 Comments

Google Chrome OS Developers Working On DRM Code

There doesn't appear to be much to get excited about right now, but it appears some Google developers working on Chrome/Chromium OS have begun working on some improvements to the Linux DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) kernel graphics drivers.
9 August 2013 - DRM Graphics Driver Code

Android AOSP Leader Quits Over Binary GPU Drivers

Google's maintainer of the Android Open-Source Project (AOSP), has quit the project out of being frustrated with the lack of open-source ARM GPU drivers. In particular, Google's flagship devices not working with the Android open-source project over no vendor-backed open-source graphics drivers.
7 August 2013 - Android Open-Source - 32 Comments

Google Details PNaCl Native Client LLVM Bitcode

Google has begun making public the details concerning their Portable Native Client (PNaCl) implementation.
31 July 2013 - PNaCl Bitcode

Google's Chromecast Already Exploited

Released this past week by Google alongside Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 tablet was the Chromecast, a $35 device to essentially relay web-pages and video content from your PC or mobile device to an HDMI TV. The Chromecast has now been exploited so a root shell is accessible.
28 July 2013 - Google Chromecast - 21 Comments

Google Releases Updated Nexus 7 Tablet

While it shouldn't come as a surprise given the recent (accurate) leaks on the device, but Google unveiled today a new ASUS-manufactured Nexus 7 tablet. The new Nexus 7 has a higher resolution display and is powered by the just-announced Android 4.3 operating system.
24 July 2013 - Nexus 7 Tablet - 7 Comments

Android 4.3 Brings OpenGL ES 3.0, Bluetooth Smart

Google announced Android 4.3 this morning during their new Nexus 7 tablet launch event.
24 July 2013 - Google Android 4.3 - 1 Comment

GNOME 3.10 Gets Photos App, Clutter On Wayland

The GNOME 3.9.4 development release was made available this week with many changes to its desktop stack ahead of the official GNOME 3.10 release in September. With this release, GNOME is in better shape when running with Wayland.
12 July 2013 - GNOME 3.9.4 - 12 Comments

VP9 Codec Now Enabled By Default In Chrome

Google has just enabled their new, royalty-free VP9 video codec within their Chromium / Chrome web-browser.
17 June 2013 - Chromium / Chrome OS - 54 Comments

Chrome 28 To Offer More Speed Improvements

This week's release of the Google Chrome 27 web-browser was made known by its faster load-times. While now in beta form, Chrome 28 will also bring greater speed improvements to Google's web-browser.
23 May 2013 - Google Chrome 28 - 4 Comments

Chrome 27 Loads Web Pages Faster

Google has announced the release of their Chrome 27 web-browser, which most notably provides faster load times of web-pages.
22 May 2013 - Chrome 27 - 7 Comments

Google Gets Ready With VP9 Codec

Google is almost finalized with the VP9 codec, the successor to the increasingly-used VP8 codec.
10 May 2013 - Google - 38 Comments

Google Releases Linux Kernel Code For Google Glass

Google has done their initial GPL code dump for their modified version of the Linux kernel that powers their Google Glass head-mounted display.
29 April 2013 - Google Glass - 13 Comments

Adobe To Contribute To Blink Rendering Engine

Earlier this month Google announced the Blink rendering engine as a fork of the WebKit project. After announcing their WebKit fork, Opera confirmed their plans of moving to the Blink engine too. Two weeks later, Adobe is now saying they will contribute to Blink.
15 April 2013 - Google's Web Engine - 11 Comments

X.Org/Mesa/Wayland In GSoC 2013

While the X.Org Foundation and other projects under its umbrella like Mesa and Wayland benefited from Google's Summer of Code initiative for several years, last year it wasn't accepted to participate in GSoC 2012. The list of accepted organizations for GSoC 2013 was announced today and X.Org/Mesa/Wayland again isn't part of the acceptance list.
8 April 2013 - Google Summer of Code

Chrome 27 Beta: ~5% Faster, New HTML5 Inputs

There's some more interesting web-browser related news. Google has pushed out the beta of their Chrome 27 browser and it comes with several new user-facing features.
4 April 2013 - Google Chrome 27 - 23 Comments

WebKit Looks To Drop Google Code, V8, Skia

Following yesterday's announcement of Google forking the WebKit rendering engine to form "Blink" (also with the support of Opera), Apple developers working on WebKit are now looking to strip away Google/Chrome features from upstream WebKit.
4 April 2013 - Apple Developers - 23 Comments

Google Forks WebKit As Blink Rendering Engine

Just earlier today was word that Mozilla is developing Servo, a new web-browser engine, and now comes a similar action out of Google. The search giant announced this afternoon they are forking the WebKit code-base for their Chrome/Chromium web-browser to form the "Blink" engine.
3 April 2013 - Google Fork - 19 Comments

Google & MPEG LA Reach VP8 Agreement

MPEG LA will not be forming a patent pool to go after Google's "royalty-free" VP8 video format.
7 March 2013 - MPEG LA - 34 Comments

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