Yesterday Darryl took a look at Google’s new eBookstore. Today he takes a more in-depth look at the service, and what it means for Australians.
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Google Australia has recently begun promoting its Chrome OS platform to Australian business representatives attending the company’s Apps seminars.
Google has confirmed that Sydney will play host to this year’s Australian Google Developer Day, with more details expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.
At Google’s annual developer conference overnight the company announced as expected the first of the multitude of upcoming devices to run their first cloud-based operating system, dubbed Chrome OS, but confirmed it won’t be available in Australia at launch. Update: Samsung and Acer say they’ll launch their Chromebooks in Australia before the end of the year, while a Google spokesperson said: Chromebooks for businesses and schools will be available in US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, [...]
Google has revealed Australian support for the Chrome Web Store isn’t far away, with developer support for localisations added on Friday. The Chrome Web Store launched to much fanfare late last year, allowing those who use Google’s web browser, Chrome, to buy and install applications based on web technologies. However, until Friday developers were unable to add support for other countries, with the US the only officially supported nation. In a post on the Chromium [...]
By now you’ve probably heard the news that as of this morning Google have opened their Web Store for Google Chrome applications and that a special, limited Chrome OS device will be sent out to lucky testers in the next few weeks in the US. But what about Australia? A Google Australia spokesperson has since confirmed the Web Store won’t be available in Australia (at a .com.au domain) until next year, but suggested those eager [...]
Google has debuted their first Chrome OS netbook to get the OS into the hands of developers and consumers as soon as possible. Samsung and Acer will begin selling Chrome OS netbooks mid 2011, with other OEMs to follow. Google however, will ship a few devices under it’s new “Chrome OS pilot program for early adopters” to use the netbook and give feedback on it. The device, dubbed CR 48, is unbranded, has a 12.1″ [...]
Google says its upcoming Chrome OS is “nothing but the web” and will be available in Q1 2011. In typical Google fashion — a company obsessed by speed — it’s very fast to get going with a brand new Chrome OS netbook. Users first setting up their Chrome OS notebook will be met with a login screen, accept terms and conditions, login with an account, take a picture for the user with the camera and [...]
Google has confirmed it’s Web Store for applications will be available later today with 500 launch apps. Submissions for applications from developers opened earlier this year, with applications available from companies including New York Times, NPR, Sports Illustrated and Amazon, with the search giant citing issues between developers and getting their apps known as the reason behind the store. “From a developers standpoint… it’s very hard to monetize applications”, Sundar Pichai, Google Vice President of [...]
Google has just revealed at its Chrome event in San Francisco that the browser is now used by more than 120 million users, up from 70 million earlier in the year with a number of new features demonstrated. And Sundar Pichai, Google Vice President of Product, also announced that in some countries more than 1 in 3 computer users are now using Chrome. Building on Google’s new instant search, Google also demonstrated a new instant browse [...]