Computer history - 2010

Updated: 08/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 2010

Apple iPad

Apple introduced the iPad on January 27, 2010.

Amazon released a press release on July 19, 2010, mentioning it was now selling more Kindle books than hardcover books.

Instagram was launched in October 2010.

Other computer events in 2010

Google founded Google X (now named "X") in January 2010.

On February 20, 2010, the Personal Computer Museum demonstrated old computers can still be useful after showing a Commodore VIC-20 capable of viewing and making posts to Twitter.

Cloudflare launched its web protection and optimization services on September 27, 2010.

Intel released the AHCI specification in October 2010.

Microsoft announced plans to release Windows Phone 7 on October 11, 2010.

First all-robotic surgery performed at Montreal General Hospital on October 13, 2010.

MachinimaSports became the 1 billionth subscriber on YouTube on October 28, 2010.

United States Cyber Command achieved full operational capability on November 5, 2010.

Planet Calypso, a virtual planet in the game Entropia, became the most valuable virtual item selling for $635,000.00 on November 12, 2010.

Mark Zuckerberg was named TIME Person of the Year 2010.

Raffaele Forte released BackBox Linux in 2010.

OpenStack was established in 2010.

The IPTO was combined with DARPA's TCTO (Transformational Convergence Technology Office) to form the I2O (Information Innovation Office).

Apple announced in 2010 over 10 billion tracks had been downloaded from iTunes since its initial release.

The Stuxnet worm is discovered and disables one-fifth of all uranium enrichment centrifuges operating in Iran.

GhostBSD was released in 2010.

The CoffeeScript programming language was released in 2010.

New computer products and services introduced in 2010

Intel released the Core 2 Quad processor Q9500 (6 M cache, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) in January 2010.

Intel released the first Core i5 mobile processors, the i5-430M (3 M cache, 2.27 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) and the i5-520E (3 M cache, 2.4 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) in January 2010.

Intel released the first Core i5 desktop processor over 3.0 GHz, the i5-650 (4 M cache, 3.20 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) in January 2010.

Intel released the first Core i3 desktop processors, the i3-530 (4 M cache, 2.93 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) and the i3-540 (4 M cache, 3.06 GHz, 1333 MHz FS), on January 7, 2010.

Intel released the first Core i3 mobile processors, the i3-330M (3 M cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) and the i3-350M (3 M cache, 2.27 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB), on January 7, 2010.

Android version 2.1 was released on January 12, 2010.

Apple released the A4 processor on January 27th, 2010.

Fiverr was released on February 1, 2010.

Google Buzz was released on February 9, 2010.

Google Fiber was released on February 10, 2010.

AMD released the first Phenom II X6 (hex/six core) processors (6 M cache, 2.6 to 3.3 GHz, or 3.7 GHz with Turbo Core, 1066 MHZ or 1333 MHz FSB) on April 27, 2010.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12.0) was released on April 30, 2010.

Android version 2.2 (Froyo) was released on May 20, 2010.

WebM was released on May 19, 2010.

Apple introduced the iPhone 4 on June 7, 2010.

Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S in June 2010.

The Document Foundation released LibreOffice on September 28, 2010.

Microsoft first released the Kinect for the Xbox 360 on November 4, 2010.

Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) was released on December 6, 2010.

Fuduntu was released in 2010.

OwnCloud was first introduced in 2010.

Facebook introduced Facebook Messenger and Open Graph in 2010.

Google released Google Web Fonts, which is now known as Google Fonts.

Path social network site was released in 2010.

Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array was released for LCD in 2010.

AMD introduced 8 and 12 core technology for their Opteron line of processors.

Google released the Google Nexus in 2010.

Computer company events in 2010

Oracle logo

Oracle announced it had completed the acquisition of Sun Microsystems on January 27, 2010.

Hewlett Packard purchased the Palm company, and the rights to WebOS, in April 2010.

CenturyLink acquired Qwest on April 22, 2010.

Apple surpassed Microsoft as the most valuable technology company on May 26, 2010.

On June 8, 2010, PMC-Sierra, Inc. completed its acquisition of Adaptec, Inc. storage division and became "Adaptec by PMC." announced it had signed an agreement to be acquired by on June 30, 2010.

Intel purchased McAfee on August 19, 2010.

The Google service Google Base was deprecated on December 17, 2010.

Comcast began using the XFINITY name as they start rebranding the company.

Computer-related movies released in 2010

The movie Tron: Legacy was released on December 17, 2010.

Computer pioneer deaths in 2010

Herbert Grosch

Herbert Grosch passed away on January 18, 2010 (Age: 92).

Max Hopper passed away on January 25, 2010 (Age: 75).

Robin Milner passed away on March 20, 2010 (Age: 76).

Ed Roberts passed away on April 1, 2010 (Age 68).

Valentin Turchin passed away on April 7, 2010 (Age: 79).

Alexander (Sandy) Shafto Douglas passed away on April 29, 2010 (Age: 89).

Max Palevsky passed away on May 5, 2010 (Age: 85).

Carl Petri passed away on July 2, 2010 (Age: 84).

James Thomas passed away on August 6, 2010 (Age: 64).

Richard Canning passed away on September 21, 2010 (Age: 91).

Maurice Wilkes passed away on November 29, 2010 (Age: 97).

John Bennet passed away on December 9, 2010 (Age: 89).

David Noble passed away on December 27, 2010 (Age: 65).

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