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Jolla's Sailfish OS Is Now Available For Google's Nexus 4

Jolla's Sailfish operating system is now available for those that wish to run their ported Mer-based mobile Linux platform on Google Nexus 4 smart-phones.
28 March 2014 - Sailfish - 26 Comments

Google Continues Pushing Its WebP Image Format

For web developers and server administrators, Google's Chromium blog has out an update on the adoption of the WebP image format within the Internet giant.
22 March 2014 - WebP - 23 Comments

Google Replacing GTK2 With Aura In Chrome 35

Google will finally be migrating from GTK2 to their own Aura UI code with a target of Chrome/Chromium 35.
11 March 2014 - Aura - 40 Comments

Video Acceleration Takes The Backseat On Chrome For Linux

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 - 26 Comments

Chromium On Wayland Keeps Advancing, Works On Tizen IVI

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

Chrome Now Supports Concurrent JavaScript Compilation

With Google's never-ending mission of improving the performance of their Chrome/Chromium web-browser and their V8 JavaScript engine, the latest beta of the open-source web-browser now supports concurrent compilation of JavaScript in the background.
14 February 2014 - Chrome - 7 Comments

Google Ships Cast SDK For Chromecast

Google has opened up their Chromecast HDMI streaming adapter today by publishing the Google Cast SDK.
3 February 2014 - Google Cast SDK - 8 Comments

Dart 1.1 Claims Up To 25% Faster JavaScript

Just two months after Google declared Dart production ready with its 1.0 release, Dart 1.1 was released on Thursday and it now claims to be up to 25% faster than its JavaScript performance.
17 January 2014 - Dart 1.1 Language - 8 Comments

Chrome 32 Has New Tab Indicators, Better Performance

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

Ozone-Wayland Continues Rising High

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

Intel, NVIDIA To Support Google's VP9 Codec

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 Joins Board Of Open Invention Network

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

ECMA Is Working On Standardizing Google's Dart

ECMA International has formed a technical committee to work on a standard specification for the Dart web programming language that's developed by Google as an alternative to JavaScript.
13 December 2013 - Dart Programming - 21 Comments

Google Go 1.2 Brings Minor Language Changes

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

Libvpx 1.3.0 "Forest" Supports VP9. New Enhancements

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

Chrome 32 Beta Has A Vibration API, Animated WebP

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

Google Shows Off Nice Performance On SPDY

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 Announces Dart 1.0 Web Apps SDK

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

GNOME 3.10.1 Brings Desktop Fixes

The first point release to the GNOME 3.10 desktop was released today.
18 October 2013 - GNOME 3.10.1 - 1 Comment

Linux Won't Get Aura UI Stack Until Google Chrome 33

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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