Google preps tablet-friendly Chrome that knows 'what's up'

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Jul 8, 2010 5:54 AM EDT
The Register; By Rik Myslewski
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As part of its effort to graduate its Chrome browser to the upcoming Chome OS, Google is working to add device orientation to the browser's capabilities. Not that orientation — the ability for an app or OS to know that up is up and down is down — is all that revolutionary of a breakthrough. Developers have been tapping to that ability on the iPhone (UIDeviceOrientation) and Android-based devices (SensorManager) for some time. But adding it into the browser itself is another step towards the Google Grail: the browser as operating system.

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