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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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
Chrome 31 Lands Portable Native Client (PNaCl)

Chrome 30 was just made stable this week but Google has already released the Chrome 31 Beta. There's several user-facing changes for Chrome on Android while in the desktop version the major change is the arrival of Portable Native Client.

3 October 2013 - Chrome 31 Beta - 4 Comments
Google Web Designer Comes To Push Along HTML5

Google announced this week the debut of their Web Designer project, which is a WYSIWYG editor/designer for creating HTML5+CSS3 content to compete with Adobe Flash in the realm of rich media experiences on the web.

3 October 2013 - Flash Competitor - 17 Comments
New Haswell-Based Chromebooks Unveiled

Aside from the Intel Bay Trail unveiling today, exciting news out of the Intel Developer Forum today is a set of new Chromebooks thanks to Google and their partners. Being at IDF, these are Intel-based devices and using the latest-generation Haswell CPUs.

11 September 2013 - Haswell Chromebook - 8 Comments
Google To Bring New Packaged Chrome Apps To Linux

For celebrating the fifth birthday of Google's Chrome project, the search giant has today unveiled "For your desktop" Chrome Apps that work from the desktop. Initially this new generation of Chrome Apps is for Chromebooks and Windows, but Linux support is coming soon.

6 September 2013 - Google Chrome Apps - 23 Comments
"Atomic Display Framework" Shown For Linux

A Google developer has released code to a new Linux kernel project: ADF, the Atomic Display Framework. This kernel framework came about as the developer was experimenting with KMS and Android.

29 August 2013 - By Google - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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'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
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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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

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