News & Thoughts

The Public Raspberry Pi Github is here!

Posted by | September 6 | 1 Comment on The Public Raspberry Pi Github is here!

Hi All After lots of requests we have taken the time to clean up our Raspberry Pi build system and code base, so we can create a public Github for our Raspberry Pi images. Previously when you have asked how to contribute to the OS we have encouraged people to check out the chromium project. […]

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We need your help rebranding Flint OS!

Posted by | September 1 | 18 Comments on We need your help rebranding Flint OS!

Hi All We are rebranding! Recently our trademark application for Flint OS has been challenged by a company with a similar name. Although they operate in a different market sector with a completely different product they have access to far more legal resources than we could ever hope to have. After trying to negotiate we […]

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How we Benchmark Flint OS

Posted by | June 6 | 3 Comments on How we Benchmark Flint OS

With the recent news that Google is retiring the Octane benchmark now seemed like the perfect time to post some thoughts on the state of benchmarking and how we decide what to optimise for. When optimising Flint OS we have always looked to ensure the best overall experience not just maxing out a particular benchmark. […]

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Update on Flint OS RPi v0.2 based on Chromium OS r55

Posted by | January 9 | 37 Comments on Update on Flint OS RPi v0.2 based on Chromium OS r55

Hi Everyone, I wanted to do a quick blog post to help set the scene and explain the work that has gone into v0.2 “Beetle” of Flint OS for Pi. There have been two streams of work to v0.2; the Kernel upgrade and Chromium upgrade. Our goals were to reach at least Chromium version r53 […]

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Chromium 53 is bringing big performance boosts!

Posted by | August 17 | 1 Comment on Chromium 53 is bringing big performance boosts!

Chromium 53 is on track to hit stable in September and there are some big performance boosts incoming according to Android Police. The motionmark benchmark on a Pixel C running Android M were seeing over 1000% increase in SVG rendering vs Chrome 51. We have done some  benchmarks of Chrome 52 and 53 running on […]

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A future without apps? Google app streaming makes it possible!

Posted by | June 13 | 1 Comment on A future without apps? Google app streaming makes it possible!

In November 2015, Google prototyped app streaming on a few select apps. Now it seems to be available for many apps in the Google mobile search results. App Streaming – it does exactly what it sounds like; instead of installing applications like we are used to, you tap a link to the content and Google […]

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Google Play comes to Chrome OS

Posted by | May 19 | No Comments on Google Play comes to Chrome OS

So the rumours were true! Android apps are coming to Chromebooks. With the roll out of v53, the Asus Flip , Acer Chromebook R11 and 2015 Pixel will be able to run Google Play allowing them to download Android applications. There is also a list of other models that will be supported sometime in 2016. […]

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Play Store on Chrome OS Official?

Posted by | May 19 | No Comments on Play Store on Chrome OS Official?

Yes, the question mark is supposed to be in the title. After yesterday’s keynote and no news on Google’s plans for Chromium and Chrome people were desperate to find out if the play store would be coming to Chrome OS as had been heavily rumoured. We are on site at Google I/O and had planned to […]

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Two spotlights in CES Asia 2016: VR and AI!

Posted by | May 12 | No Comments on Two spotlights in CES Asia 2016: VR and AI!

On May 10th, the second annual CES Asia show kicked off in Shanghai. If you are a tech fan, you won’t be new to CES. Every January, the whole electronics industry makes an exciting pilgrimage to Las Vegas – the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. More than 375 companies from […]

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The best Web based Workflow Boosters

Posted by | May 11 | No Comments on The best Web based Workflow Boosters

Since setting up Flint Innovations and having the freedom to move to productivity tools of my choosing I have been searching for the ultimate Pomodoro app to structure my workflow. Having tried everything from a traditional notepad and pen to dedicated apps I think I have found a set of tools that combines timing , […]

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