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Aug282010

Google Chrome Tablet-friendly ‘Device Orientation & Speech Input’ Features

Google had originally pegged December 2010 for the first release of Chrome OS. But, developers continue to work on tablet-friendly features. Two code revisions have landed in past couple of days with “device orientation support (think auto-rotating content on your Chrome OS tablet and accelerometer-enabled games) and speech input” features on the table. Both features have been part of Chromium code for a while now, but they’re now enabled by default. It’s also worth noting that voice input support is only on by default for Chromium’s Windows users — Mac and Linux users would need to add the –enable-speech-input switch to their shortcut.

Developer Jeremy Selier has posted a demo video of device orientation using his Macbook Pro:

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