Google is now making it possible for developers to set-up push notifications on web applications served through Chrome. Google announced Google Messaging for Chrome on Thursday. According to Google’s Developer page, the service “helps developers send message data from servers to their Chrome apps and extensions. The service is intended to wake up an app or extension, and/or alert a user. For example, calendar updates could be pushed to users even when their calendaring app isn’t open.” The service can also be used for stock price alerts or news items.
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Google chairman Eric Schmidt has confirmed at a conference in India that the Chrome and Android operating systems will remain separated. Andy Rubin, the head of Android, stepped down last week and he was replaced by Sundar Pichai. Pichai is the head of Google Chrome.
Hewlett Packard has announced their first laptop that runs on the Google Chrome operating system. HP’s first Chromebook is called the Pavilion 14 Chromebook. The Pavilion 14 Chromebook has a 14-inch 1366 x 768 screen, three USB 2.0 sockets, and an SD card slot if you want to expand beyond the included 16GB of solid state storage.
Google and Acer have announced the Acer C7 Chromebook. The Chromebook will be available tomorrow on Google Play, BestBuy.com, and Best Buy stores. The retail price will be $199. The Acer C7 is already available on Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World, and Currys. The Acer C7 has an 11.6-inch display, 3.5 hours of battery life, a full-size keyboard, and a clickable trackpad. The Acer C7 boots up in 18 seconds and is 1-inch thin. The Acer C7 has 100GB of Google Drive Cloud Storage and a 320GB hard disk drive. It also has an HD camera, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port, WiFi, and an Ethernet port.
A few days ago Google and Samsung announced a new Chromebook laptop. The lightweight Chromebook was unveiled on Thursday and will be selling for $249 and will run on the Google Chrome operating system.
Google has announced the first desktop to run on the Chrome operating system known as the Series 3 Chromebox and the Series 5 Samsung Chromebook. The two devices are now available in the U.S. and U.K. The Series 5 Chromebook starts at $449.99, but will cost $100 more if you want built-in Verizon 3G. The Series 3 Chromebox costs $329.99 and you can buy it from Amazon.com, Newegg, TigerDirect, Best Buy, or directly from Google. The devices will be available “in the coming weeks.”
Google has updated Chrome OS and it has a massive visual upgrade that makes it look a lot more like a hybrid of Windows and OS X. Previously it look like a more advanced version of the Google Chrome browser.
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LG Electronics has just signed a patent licensing deal with Microsoft. Microsoft has made patent licensing deals with companies that manufacture devices using Android tablets and smartphones. According to a press release from Microsoft, LG signed a patent agreement that covers LG’s use of Android and the Chrome operating system on tablets, mobile phones, and other devices.
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