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Back at I/O, Google previewed a few new items in Chrome. More specifically, it detailed a tool called custom tabs. Basically, it'll allow app developers employ a pop-out browser window for link previews inside their apps instead of booting you elsewhere (see an example after the break). Those cust...

August 4th 2015 at 5:58pm 0 Comments
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Arguably the biggest announcement to come out of Google I/O last week was the Now on Tap feature that lets you search within apps. Well, a new update for Chrome on Android dubbed "Tap to Search" looks like it could be pretty similar: it lets you search about a term on a web page for information wi...

June 5th 2015 at 5:37pm 0 Comments
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Chrome's website push notifications are no longer confined to your desktop -- they now surface on your phone, too. Grab Chrome 42 for Android and you can opt into alerts from websites that show up no matter what you're doing. You won't have to worry about missing out on breaking news, even if your...

April 20th 2015 at 3:44pm 0 Comments
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A handful of Android apps made their way to Chrome OS last year, thanks to Google's native client called App Runtime for Chrome (ARC). Now, Google is giving all Android developers access to ARC and not just well-known ones like the creators of Evernote and Vine (two of the apps ported in 2014). To...

April 2nd 2015 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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Attention, Google fans: the company's big developer conference is kicking off early this year. The internet giant has announced that I/O 2015 will take place on May 28th and 29th, about a month ahead of where it was in 2014. Sign-ups start at noon Eastern on March 17th, although the company is o...

February 10th 2015 at 4:43pm 0 Comments
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You might not be happy that Google isn't fixing a web security flaw in your older Android phone, but the search giant now says that it has some good reasons for holding off. As the company's Adrian Ludwig explains, it's no longer viable to "safely" patch vulnerable, pre-Android 4.4 versions of Web...

January 24th 2015 at 12:04pm 0 Comments
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Well, we guess congratulations are in order. According to Re/code, Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president at Google who used to just be in charge of the Chrome, Android, and web apps teams now basically has control of almost every other Google product division of note. Search? Google+? Ads? Even...

October 24th 2014 at 6:55pm 0 Comments
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The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's current VP of engineering for Android, is now also in charge of the Chrome engineering team. According to the paper's internal sources, the shift is part of an effort to unify the two divergent operating systems. Seeing as...

October 17th 2014 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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Google promised that Android apps would eventually make their way to Chrome OS, and, well, here they are - the search giant announced that the first batch has just gone live in the Chrome Web Store. We knew that Vine and Evernote were on the short list of Android apps to make the leap, but there's...

September 11th 2014 at 1:33pm 0 Comments
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Google's "Material Design" was a major part of this year's I/O conference and now it's rolling out to an Android app you probably use a lot more than the Play Store: Chrome. The browser's stable version is the latest recipient of the not-quite-flat façade and fancy animations. Lest you thin...

September 5th 2014 at 6:34am 0 Comments
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Did you nod off a few times during the last half-hour of Google's opening keynote of I/O 2014 earlier today? No worries! The full video has been archived for your post-event viewing pleasure on YouTube. Hop down past the break to take a good, long look at the nearly three-hour event spanning Andro...

June 25th 2014 at 4:17pm 0 Comments