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Google Phasing Out Gears For HTML5 35

Posted by timothy
from the toothless-grin dept.
Kelson writes "Have you noticed that there haven't been many updates to Gears in a while? That's because Google has decided to focus instead on similar capabilities in the emerging HTML5 standard: local storage, database, workers and location cover similar functionality, but natively in the web browser. Of course, since Gears and HTML APIs aren't exactly the same, it's not a simple drop-in replacement, so they'll continue supporting the current version of Gears in Firefox and Internet Explorer. I guess this means the long-anticipated Gears support for 64-bit Firefox on Linux and Opera are moot."
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Google Phasing Out Gears For HTML5

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  • ADHD? (Score:5, Funny)

    by pitchpipe (708843) on Saturday February 20, 2010 @12:51AM (#31208140)
    I know that it's good to for a corporation to explore new avenues, but sometimes I get the feeling that Google has ADHD.
  • by stimpleton (732392) on Saturday February 20, 2010 @01:09AM (#31208216)
    "This just goes to show how much IE is holding us back

    I work for a small DNA services company and that is a burgeoning industry. We are pretty young but we match the advancing industry with our own very aggressive, but smart style.

    One of our young team in a meeting the other day, said in regard to a particular DNA trait technology: "Let come down off the top rope with an elbow to the throat of {our competitor}. They are like the Internet Explorer of DNA. Lets fuck 'em up.".

    I do like our meetings. But yeah, if we were google, we wouldnt be able to hold back our your pit bulls. And I bet Google have a few that are chewing their chains to hit MS and Flash with HTML 5. Off the top rope so to speak.

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