Tag: chrome

Chrome for Android updated with Gesture Support

Google has announced an update to the stable channel of Chrome for Android which brings gesture support to the browser. According to the latest Google blog post, in Chrome for Android, you’ll be able to: Swipe horizontally across the top toolbar to quickly switch tabs. Drag vertically down …

Chrome stored passwords vulnerability exposed

Aren’t modern browsers great? They have loads of great features, like remembering your passwords and auto-filling them in for you whenever needed. But what if those stored passwords were easily discoverable by anyone with access to your computer?  That’s the situation with Google Chrome. Going through the Settings …

Chromecast announced

The Google Chromecast was just unveiled at today’s Google event. Running a modified version of Chrome OS, It allows users to stream from the cloud directly to a TV with support for 1080p and 5.1 surround sound. Notably, the Chromecast allows users to control the stream from any …

Live with Coolsmartphone: Google’s Breakfast with Sundar Pichai

Join the Coolsmartphone writers at 5PM British Summer Time for today’s Breakfast with Sundar Pichai event by Google. We’ll be bringing you all the news, opinions and reactions from this event. We expect to see some more information on Android and Chrome, particularly Android 4.3, a new Nexus 7 …

Google Babel launches as the new Hangouts

  Google finally took the wraps of Babel yesterday with the relaunch of Hangouts, a cross-platform unified messaging service to take on the likes of iMessage, Facebook Chat and WhatsApp. Users no longer have to contend with separate Google Talk, G+ Messenger, G+ Hangouts and Google Voice apps. …

Coolsmartphone predicts……Google I/O

So the time is nearly upon us once again, Google is about to hold its annual developers conference, better known as Google I/O. This time last year at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, Google announced not only the Nexus 7 but also Android 4.2 (jellybean) and Google …

Why I think Andy Rubin left Android [Opinion]

By now the news is everywhere. Andy Rubin is leaving Android, the project he brought with him to Google in 2004, to work in their famous Project X department (responsible for Google Glass). There are many theories as to why Andy Rubin has left the effort – some …

Chromebook Pixel announced

Google have announced the latest in Chromebook series called the Pixel.  However this no ordinary Chromebook both feature wise but also unfortunately price tag wise as it will set you back a pretty penny. Here in the UK if you want to purchase a Pixel you will have to shell out …

Opera reveals a new browser; WebKit-based

This is actually bigger news than you’d think.  The new browser, Opera Ice, was showed to PocketLint.  You see, Opera Ice has go a new Interface and a new Rendering Engine.  New to Opera, anyway.  It’s a WebKit browser. Opera has always been based on the Presto (or an …

Acer UK launches new C7 Chromebook for £199

The Chromebook is something that is garnering more and more attention. Google have now introduced two new models to the market. The latest being a slightly lower spec model from Acer. But the price has just crept beneath £200 meaning it is almost as cheap as some tablets. …

Lookout Mobile Security for Android undergoes major update

Ok, so you have spent months looking forward to getting a new handset, weeks agonising over which OS, which handset and then even more time haggling with your network for a decent tariff. Finally your brand new device arrives and there it is looking all nice and shiny, …

Chrome for iPad – first impressions

As reported yesterday, Google Chrome is finally available for iOS now and I’ve had a quick look to let you know what I think. I use Chrome on Windows, Mac and Android so this for me has been a great way to finish off browser convergence across all …

Google Chrome + Drive Coming To iOS

Google have announced at Google I/O that they are releasing Google Chrome Today, the 28th June for iOS. Not only are we getting the long awaited browser but we will also be getting the long anticipated Google Drive app. Some iOS users have been waiting for the Google …

Chrome for Android set to leave beta…

Google released a beta version of Chrome for Android back in February, but according to the Senior Vice President of Chrome and Apps for Google, Sundar Pichai, Chrome for Android will leave beta status “in a matter of weeks”. He didn’t reveal anything more precise about this date, but its …

Chrome for Android now available

In something of a surprise move, Google have today released a beta of Chrome for Android onto the Market. Unfortunately for you non-Nexus/non-flashing folks, it’s only available for ICS. At least for now. I’ve been having a play around with it and am really liking some of the …

Samsung Chromebook available to buy in the US soon

Samsung have added the Chromebook to their US website. Choose from the 3G model with an Intel ATOM N570 CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD for $499 (around £307.37) or the WiFi-only version for $429 (£264.25). Specs include a 12.1″ display, 8.5 hours of battery life and, …