Category Archives: Software

Google Chromebook launched – a new laptop

Chromebook using Google’s Chrome operating system had been launched by Search-engine giant Google. Google Operating system is essentially a web browser that steers users to applications such as email and spreadsheets directly on the web. Chrome was designed specifically for laptops, whereas its Android platform was focused on smartphones and tablets.

Chromebook computers won’t need anti-virus software, firewalls, back-ups or even to install updates, and the device will boot in seconds.

This device looks like a laptop that has the cost of a laptop but can only run a web browser and web-based applications.

GOOGLE Chrome Web-based OS Coming Soon

Google said Chrome OS would appear on notebooks from Samsung and Acer later this year. Alex, the netbook will be powered by Intel’s 1.5GHz Atom N550 CPU and include a display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. 3G support, Synaptics TouchPad, WiFi, Ethernet, webcam and Bluetooth.

GOOGLE Chrome has been growing steadily, though it hasn’t enjoyed a full percentage point growth spurt in several months. The browser will be interesting to track once computers based on the Chrome Operating System roll out in June or July as promised.

Chrome OS is Google’s lightweight, Web-based operating system, a departure from Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac platforms. Chrome appeared to continue to nip at its rivals.

Facebook Email service started

Facebook’s new Email service started. The new Messages is being rolled out gradually. Once you’ve received your invite and confirmed that you want the new Messages system, Facebook will invite you to claim your Facebook.com email address. It will match your current Facebook username.

One of the immediate changes you will notice after you start using the new Facebook email is the naming of your inboxes/folders. If you have a Facebook.com email and use Facebook’s chat tool, all of this comes together the way Facebook wants.

However in facebook email system there are no subject lines, no CC or BCC. You can send a message just by hitting the Enter key. It’s going to feel like chat. The threading solution, which records every type of contact you’ve had with a person in one place.

Google Chrome 10 is much faster

Google Chrome 10 is much faster than Google Chrome 9. On a 2.6-GHz dual-core laptop, Chrome 10 beta showed significant improvements on speed and performance. The JavaScript performance in Google Chrome 10 increased by a substantial 66 percent and it implements GPU-accelerated video playing.

Through Google Chrome 10 Users with capable graphics hardware can see a significant decrease in CPU usage. The CPU usage may decrease by as much as 80 Percent.

On New Google Chrome 10, Users can sync saved site passwords on multiple computers. The current version already allows syncing of bookmarks, preferences, themes, and extensions. On Google Chrome 10 the search box will be added as new features along with others.

Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS

Internet gaint Google unveiled its Android 3.0 operating system code-named Honeycomb. Now google’s Android Tablet PCs challenge the undisputed market leader Apple’s iPad directly or indirectly.

Android’s Honeycomb come across as operating system built from scratch with the new form factor of tablet PCs in mind. The first of the tablet PCs sporting Android’s Honeycomb Motorola’s Xoom is expected to hit the markets soon.

The Google’s new OS also seems to have advanced hardware specifications that most Android tablet PCs set to hit the markets sooner. Android tablet PCs set has a dual core processor as its CPU, full HD support and Honeycomb as OS.
Android Honeycomb has renderscript for hardware accelerated-3D animation that makes the user experience smooth. Honeycomb will also have a separate OS for smartphones.

Android Honeycomb supports multi-tasking, among many other new experiences.

Intel’s Meego OS will come soon on Tablets and netbooks

The Meego Os was announced in February 2010 by Intel and Nokia. The OS merged Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo OS, and development is now being managed by The Linux Foundation.

Intel has shown Meego on tablets. The demonstration highlighted the multitasking capabilities of this OS with the ability to run multiple applications at the same time, and allowing up to five users to play a game simultaneously.

Intel has been investing heavily in the development of Meego, which is a lightweight Linux OS for tablets, smartphones and embedded devices.

Intel hopes to provide an OS optimized for a range of low-power devices based on its Atom processor. Atom competes with the ARM processor, which is used in most tablets including Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab. Intel’s latest Oak Trail tablet chip, which is based on an Atom processor are also expected to reach the market very soon.