Google officially launched Android 2.3 last month which is known as Gingerbread, and at CES 2011, some manufacturers also introduced Android 3.0 a.k.a Honeycomb devices. Android 3.0 is specially designed for tablets, and Honeycomb powered tablets will be out soon, whereas Android 2.3 is for smartphones and other devices. The next version of Android will be Android 2.4, and it will be known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Well, the name makes sense because all the versions of Android are named on sweets i.e. Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb. It’s rumored that Android 2.4 will be out this summer as a successor to Android 2.3. May be Google will announce it Google I/O 2011.
Google has divided Android into two divisions. Android 2.x series is a series of Android OS for smartphones, whereas Android 3.x is for tablets. So I think Android 2.4 will only hit smartphones and other compatible devices. And may be Google will also launch Android 3.1 or 3.2 sometime later this year, which will be an update only for tablets. So Android fanboys and girls, are you happy to hear that?
Google Highly anticipated Chrome OS becomes available for download.
the latest Release candidate of the OS from Google stable shows up on torrent sites.
Alternatively you can try out Chrome OS Linux which has a stable built already ready for download.
Featured software in Chrome OS Linux:
- GNOME 2.30 desktop environment
- Google Chrome 9.0.576 web browser
- Google Picasa 2.7 photo manager
- OpenOffice.org 3.2 office suite
- GIMP 2.6 image editor
- Flash Player 10.1 plugin
- Wine Windows emulator 1.2
- Pidgin 2.6 instant messenger
- Dashboard in the web browser
- Social Toolbar New!
- and much more!
System requirements of Chrome OS Linux:
- Processor: Intel Pentium, Xeon or newer; AMD Duron, Athlon, Sempron, Opteron or newer
- RAM: min. 256 MB
- Hard disk: min. 1 GB
- Graphics card: supports most modern graphics cards
We are downloading now and will try to sum it up for the readers.
Hit the link below if you want to test it out yourself.
Source : getchrome.eu
Google has made it official by calling its Android 3.0 release Honeycomb and dropping it for Tablets. That means this version of Android will not be coming for phones.But, hey that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from stuffing Android into anything they can build under the Sun.
Not too long ago if you were up in the sky’s flying you wouldn’t have been able to use your laptop, tablet or smartphone until your plane reached its destination and touched down, these days though Wi-Fi enables the use to remain connected whilst in flight.Now during the upcoming festive season there are those that will travel on a domestic flight and want to stay in touch with their families and friends, so according to the official Google Blog, the Chrome team have teamed with Virgin America, AirTran and Delta to bring a bit in in-flight festive cheer.That festive cheer will come in the form of free Google Inflight Wi-Fi on all domestic flights beginning the 20th of this month and right through until the 2nd of January 2011.This giveaway of free Wi-Fi follows respond the guys received after last years free holiday Wi-Fi program and thus they decided to do it again this year, so enjoy that free Wi-Fi whilst flying this holiday season.
Internet search leader Google Inc is not building a social network to compete with Facebook, a company executive reiterated, despite an intensifying rivalry between the two leading Internet groups.
“We’re not working on a social network platform that’s just going to be another social network platform,” Google’s head of mobile product development, Hugo Barra, said in answer to a question at the Monaco Media Forum.
“We do think that social is an ingredient for success for any app going forward, search and advertising being probably the best two examples that I would mention. So that’s how we’re thinking about the problem.”
Social networking has exploded in popularity and begun to reshape the balance of power in the Web industry. Facebook, launched in 2004, has more than 500 million members.
Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said in September the company intended to add “layers” of social networking to its sites, rather than unveil a flashy product, but his remarks failed to quash speculation about a Google social network.
Google owns the social network Orkut, which is popular in Brazil and India but has failed to expand significantly beyond those markets.
This week, Google internally announced plans to boost salaries by 10 percent in a move widely seen as an effort to staunch a stream of engineers and managers leaving Google for faster-growing rivals like Facebook.
Google also said recently it planned to block Facebook and other Web services from accessing its users’ information, accusing Facebook of failing to reciprocate.