Computer History - 2010

Updated: 05/25/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 2010

Apple iPadApple introduces the iPad on January 27, 2010.

Amazon releases a press release July 19, 2010 mentioning it is now selling more Kindle books than hardcover books.

Instagram is launched in October 2010.

Other computer events in 2010

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

Intel releases the AHCI specification in October 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Zuckerberg is named TIME Person of the Year 2010.

Raffaele Forte releases BackBox Linux.

OpenStack is established.

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

Apple announces over 10 billion tracks have been downloaded from iTunes.

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

GhostBSD is released.

The CoffeeScript programming language is released.

New computer products and services introduced in 2010

Intel releases the Core 2 Quad processor Q9500 (6M Cache, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) in January of 2010

Intel releases the first Core i5 Mobile processors, the i5-430M (3M Cache, 2.27 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) and the i5-520E (3M Cache, 2.4 GHZ, 1066 MHz FSB) in January 2010

Intel releases the first Core i5 Desktop processor over 3.0 GHz, the i5-650 (4M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) in January 2010

Intel releases the first Core i3 Desktop processors, the i3-530 (4M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) and the i3-540 (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1333 MHz FS), on January 7, 2010

Intel releases the first Core i3 Mobile processors, the i3-330M (3M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) and the i3-350M (3M Cache, 2.27 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB), on January 7, 2010

Android version 2.1 is released January 12, 2010.

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

Google Buzz is released February 9, 2010.

AMD releases the first Phenom II X6 (hex/six core) processors (6M 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) is released April 30, 2010.

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

WebM is released on May 19, 2010.

Apple introduces the iPhone 4 on June 7, 2010.

The Document Foundation releases LibreOffice September 28, 2010.

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

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

Fuduntu is released.

OwnCloud is first introduced.

Facebook introduces Open Graph.

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

Path social network site is released.

Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array is released for LCD displays in 2010.

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

Computer company events in 2010

Oracle logoOracle announces it has completed the acquisition of Sun Microsystems January 27, 2010.

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

CentryLink acquires Qwest on April 22, 2010.

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

On June 8, 2010, PMC-Sierra, Inc. completed its acquisition of Adaptec, Inc. storage division and becomes "Adaptec by PMC."

Woot.com announces it has signed an agreement to be acquired by Amazon.com June 30, 2010.

Intel purchases McAfee August 19, 2010.

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

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

Computer related movies released in 2010

The movie Tron: Legacy is released December 17, 2010.

Computer pioneer deaths in 2010

Herbert GroschHerbert Grosch passes away January 18, 2010 (Age: 92)

Max Hopper passes away January 25, 2010 (Age: 75)

Robin Milner passes away March 20, 2010 (Age: 76)

Ed Roberts passes away April 1, 2010 (Age 68)

Valentin Turchin passes away April 7, 2010 (Age: 79)

Alexander (Sandy) Shafto Douglas passes away April 29, 2010 (Age: 89)

Max Palevsky passes away May 5, 2010 (Age: 85)

Carl Petri passes away July 2, 2010 (Age: 84)

James Thomas passes away August 6, 2010 (Age: 64)

Richard Canning passes away September 21, 2010 (Age: 91)

Maurice Wilkes passes away November 29, 2010 (Age: 97)

John Bennet passes away December 9, 2010 (Age: 89)

David Noble passes away December 27, 2010 (Age: 65)

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