Despite three testing channels, Chrome OS update locked out users
Google reported last week that it fixed a major Chrome OS flaw that locked users out of their machines. In a post to the Google bulletin, Google states that Chrome OS version 91.0.4472.165, which was only briefly available the week before, bricked devices of users.
Chrome OS is designed to autom... Read more
Chrome will no longer cripple Windows 10’s memory, says Google
Google says that the new Chrome version 89 comes with significant memory savings for Windows 10 users. The company also said that it has better memory handling for macOS as well and a faster experience on Android.
On Windows 10, Google says it is achieving up to 22% in memory savings in the brow... Read more
Google demonstrates Spectre exploit that enables data-leaking
On Friday, Google released proof-of-concept code for conducting a Spectre-based attack on its browser (Chrome). This was a way for the company to show how web developers can protect themselves from browser-based side-channel attacks.
The code was posted to GitHub. A detailed look shows how an at... Read more
Chrome upgrades HTTP to HTTPS, if available
Google’s engineers are revered in the browser industry. They have been some of the most ardent proponents of browser security features. Over the past few years, they have been working with teams behind browsers like Tor and Firefox, to bring about many of the changes we see in browsers today.
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Chromebooks outsold Macs worldwide in 2020
Google grew by chipping away at Microsoft's market share.
Last year Google's Chrome OS replaced macOS as the number 2 most popular operating system, according to a report by market tracker IDC.
According to a report in GeekWire, IDC's final numbers released this week reveal that 2020 was the... Read more
Chromebooks very popular in 2020, tablets also saw growth
Chromebook sales remained high during the last quarter of 2020. The Chrome OS based laptops were sold more than 11 million times, with a total of more than 30 million laptops sold throughout 2020.
This is what analyst firm Canalys writes in a report. With this, sales increased by 287 percent com... Read more
Google wants to turn old laptops into Chromebooks
Google has acquired software company Neverware. Neverware has developed an operating system with which old Windows and Apple computers can run Chrome OS. It is unknown how much Google paid for the acquisition.
New life in old computers
The software that Neverware has developed is called Cloud... Read more
Box, Citrix, Dell, Google, Slack and others want enterprises to use modern web apps
A group of industry leaders came together to announce the launch of Modern Computing Alliance. They include Google, Box, Citrix, Dell, Imprivata, Intel, Okta, RingCentral, Slack, VMware, and Zoom. The mission states to drive silicon-to-cloud innovation.
The mission says that the results will ben... Read more
Google has a fix for their zero-day flaw in Chrome OS and Chrome
Google found out that their latest versions of Chrome and Chrome OS had a zero-day security flaw. Google has a security team that is responsible for finding these vulnerabilities, named Project Zero. They found out that hackers were using the flaw to attack Chrome users.
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Developers can now build Android apps on Chrome OS much easier
Google just launched their ChromeOS.dev site to help developers start building Android apps for the company’s Linux-based OS. With this new update, Google is making it easy for developers to develop and test their apps on Chromebooks.
The ChromeOS.dev site is available in English and Spanish f... Read more