Motorola Adding Chrome Support to Next-Gen Webtop
Motorola is working on a next-generation version of its Webtop mobile application that will add support for Google's Chrome browser. In an interview with The Verge, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said, "What we call the next generation of Webtop will have more capabilities," adding that the switch to Android 4.0 will lead to a smoother user experience. Webtop allows Motorola phones to connect to a lapdock device and use a full browser and Android applications on the larger screen. The first generation supports Mozilla's Firefox browser instead of Chrome. Jha also revealed that only 9% of Webtop-enabled device owners are using the Webtop application. Jha didn't say when the next version of Webtop will be available.
Google Adds Android Pay to Chrome
Google recently updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with several performance improvements. Fire and foremost, Android users can rely on Android Pay to make purchases online when browsing.
Chrome to Support HDR Video Playback
Google today provided an update on the progress it has made with the Chrome browser over the last year and offered a peek at some features that will arrive later this year. To start, Chrome now supports play/pause, rewind, and fast forward controls for audio and video.
Chrome for Android Now Supports Push Notifications
Android users can now tap into push notifications from their favorite web sites. Google updated its Chrome browser this week with support for personalized notifications that come directly from the web.
Google Speeds Up Chrome for iOS
Virtual Reality Comes to the Web Thanks to Chrome
Google today made it possible to view web-based virtual reality content through its Chrome browser. The latest version of Chrome for Android devices supports VR, and Google says a number of its partners have begun to add VR content to their web sites.