Tag: Chrome OS

Chrome OS 76 Goes Stable With Virtual Desktop Support

Google is bringing virtual desktop support with Chrome OS 76. It's also rolling out a new accessbility feature called Automatic Clicks and improved media controls with the update.

Google August 14, 2019

Google Is Making Chrome OS And Android More Integrated Like iOS And macOS

Uncovered lines of code suggest Google is working for a more integrated ecosystem shared by both Chrome OS and Android. There’s no guarantee of these improvements ever coming out, of course.

Google May 27, 2019

Google Chrome Now Recognizes Commands Given From PC Media Keys

Users can control videos and music inside their Chrome browsers by using the media keys on their keyboards. The latest update is part of Chrome 73 and is expected to roll out to Mac, PC, and Linux users soon.

Google March 13, 2019

Chrome OS Instant Tethering Now Works With Other Android Phones

Chromebook users might soon be able to use the Instant Tethering feature with other non-Google Android phones. Currently, Instant Tethering only works with Nexus and Pixel phones.

Gadgets January 29, 2019

Google Is Going To Fix Terrible Lag Issues On Chrome OS Tablets

The Pixel Slate has performance and lag problems, especially while in tablet mode. Fortunately, Google might be working on a simple fix, but a rollout schedule remains unclear.

Google January 2, 2019

Rumor: Microsoft Might Soon Launch Chrome OS Competitor Called Windows 10 Lite

Watch out, Google. Microsoft is apparently building its Chromebook killer called Lite, which is expected to be a lightweight, always-connected, and instant-on version of Windows.

Microsoft December 4, 2018

Google Pixel Slate Leaked: Here's What We Know So Far About The Chrome OS Tablet

The Pixel Slate, Google's first Chrome OS tablet, was leaked ahead of the upcoming Made by Google event. The device will be unveiled alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

Google October 8, 2018

Chromebooks Will Be Able To Run Windows 10 Via ‘Campfire’ Feature, Like Boot Camp On MacBooks: Report

A new feature called Campfire has been discovered on Chromebooks. It would apparently let those machines dual-boot Chrome OS and Windows 10, greatly expanding their capabilities and appeal.

Google August 13, 2018

Your Google Pixelbook Could Soon Run Windows 10

Insiders claim the Google Pixelbook is slated to receive an upgrade that allows it to dual-boot operating systems. Development documents reveal that the machine will undergo certification from Microsoft and soon run Windows 10.

Computers June 15, 2018

Here's What's Coming To Chrome OS: SD Card Support, Gboard, Picture-In-Picture Mode, And More

Google announced a host of new features coming to Chrome OS. The Chrome OS 69 update will arrive in mid-September and will bring Picture-in-Picture mode, SD card support, and more.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

Chrome OS Now Supports Linux Apps, But Only On Google Pixelbook

Developers, rejoice: Linux apps is now fully supported on Chrome OS. Pixelbook users will get it first, but Google says the feature will roll out to other Chromebooks eventually.

Google May 10, 2018

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Is The First Tablet Powered By Chrome OS

Ahead of Apple's pending announcement of its new affordable iPad, Acer reveals the Chromebook Tab 10. It is the first tablet that runs on Google's Chrome OS marketed for the education sector.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 27, 2018

Acer Chromebook Spin 11 Gets Updated: Pentium CPU, USB Type-C, And More At $349

Acer is upgrading the Chromebook Spin 11 with a Pentium CPU and USB Type-C ports. The best part is, the lineup starts at an affordable $349 price point.

Computers January 23, 2018

Chrome OS Will Soon Allow You To Sideload Android Apps Without Developer Mode

Sideloading Android apps on Chrome OS will soon be much easier, according to a newly discovered code commit. Soon, users won’t need Developer Mode to install apps from third-party sources, but there’s a catch.

Apps/Software January 15, 2018

Google Fuchsia OS On Pixelbook: Here's What We Know So Far

A new update for Fuchsia OS was recently released, which now supports the Google Pixelbook. Developers are excited about new improvements that will take the operating system even further.

Google January 3, 2018

Detachable 2-In-1 ‘Nautilus’ Chromebook From Samsung To Have Sony IMX Camera Sensor

Samsung is rumored to release a new 'Nautilus' Chromebook with not only a seventh-generation Intel processor but also an excellent Sony IMX sensor. If true, it would be the first Chromebook with a camera that’s well above average.

Computers January 2, 2018

Microsoft Office Apps Finally Available For Chromebooks: Here's How To Use Them

Microsoft Office apps are now finally supported by Chrome OS, which powers Chromebooks such as Google's Pixelbook. Here's what Chromebook owners need to do to download and use Microsoft Office in their laptops.

Microsoft November 27, 2017

Google Pixelbook Review Roundup: A Great Yet Highly Overpriced Chromebook

The new Google Pixelbook is, on paper, an excellent Chromebook and productivity machine thanks of its excellent hardware and promising software. But is the asking price just too hard to justify?

Computers October 27, 2017

Google's Chrome OS Launcher To Turn Chromebooks Into Touch-Friendly Devices

Google has something up its sleeve for Chromebook users: a new Chrome OS launcher with touch-friendly controls. Currently, the feature is far from stable, though.

Apps/Software July 10, 2017

Google Chromebooks Beating Apple iPads, Macs In US Classrooms: New HP Chromebook For Education Unveiled

Over the past few years, Google has been taking away the market share of Apple in the education sector. The accomplishment is made possible by the Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks, such as the new one by HP that was recently unveiled.

Computers March 6, 2017

Sorry Pixel Laptop Lovers, Google Not Working On An Upgrade

Google will not launch the third iteration of its Pixel Chromebook, which may disappoint consumers. However, the company may launch laptops under a different moniker.

Computers March 1, 2017

10 Best Chromebook Tips And Tricks: Keyboard Shortcuts, Google Drive As Default, Easy Login And More

Some are apprehensive to make the switch from traditional laptops to Chromebooks but here are neat tricks to help new owners maximize the Chromebooks’ potential.

Computers February 26, 2017

Android Apps On Chrome OS: The Good, The Bad, The Awkward In Chromebook Pro

When Samsung officially unveiled the Chromebook Pro at CES 2017, it received initial praise for the device. Now experts weigh in on its actual performance with Android apps.

Apps/Software February 12, 2017

Chromebooks Confirmed To Get Android Nougat Integration: Multitasking Improvements In Tow

A pre-release version of Chrome OS has recently been spotted, tipping Nougat integration for Chromebooks that brings over multi-window functionality and desktop-style Android apps. Chrome OS 56 rolls out late January.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

Lenovo Yoga Book 2017 Running Chrome OS Confirmed To Come

Lenovo officials confirmed that a Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book will be available next year. Current models of the 2-in-1 hybrid tablet are running on Android and Windows 10.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 17, 2016

Acer Chromebook 14, 15 And Asus C300 Get Android Apps Via Google's Chrome OS Developer Channel

Android apps are hitting three more Chromebooks: the Acer Chromebook 14, 15 and the Asus C300. Google is expected to officially roll-out Android apps to supported Chromebooks upon the release of Chrome OS 56 sometime in January.

Apps/Software November 27, 2016

Microsoft Office Android Apps Confirmed To Get Chrome OS Support: Company Works Closely With Google To Make It Happen

Microsoft already confirmed that its Office mobile suite will work with Chrome OS. The move is largely driven by the Chromebook's new capability to run native Android apps.

Microsoft November 11, 2016

Acer Chromebook 15 Brings 12 Hours Of Battery Life To The Table: Price, Specs And More

Acer's new Chromebook 15 CB3-532 features a massive 15-inch display that could prove to be both its strength and weakness. It is also cheaper than the model it replaces and offers several improvements.

Computers October 17, 2016

Samsung Chromebook Pro Leaked: Premium Chrome OS-Powered Hybrid Will Come With Stylus, $499 Price Tag

Leaked details regarding the Samsung Chromebook Pro reveal a laptop and tablet hybrid device with a $499 price tag. It will also come with a stylus, which is a first for a Chromebook.

Computers October 16, 2016

Google Pixel 3 Laptop Reportedly In The Works, Rocking 'Andromeda' OS Merged From Android And Chrome

Rumors of a hybrid Andromeda OS merging Chrome OS and Android have been circling for a while now, but more information is now available. A new report now details an Andromeda-powered Pixel 3 laptop set for Q3 2017, with intriguing specs in tow.

Google September 27, 2016

Chrome OS Stable Version Now Grants Beta Access To Google Play Store: Select Chromebooks Can Now Run Mobile Apps

Google has rolled out a Chrome OS update that allows users to access the Google Play Store on the stable version. With the update, users can now run Android apps on their Chromebooks, but there's a catch.

Google September 25, 2016

Google Testing Android, Chrome OS Hybrid On HTC Nexus 9: Will Andromeda Be Unveiled On Oct. 4?

There have long been rumors of Google combining Android and Chrome OS into one operating system. Internally codenamed Andromeda, will the hybrid OS finally be unveiled on Oct. 4?

Google September 25, 2016

Acer's 2-In-1 Chromebook R 13 Could Be The Best One Yet: Is This The Turning Point For Chromebooks?

With Android apps soon to be introduced into Chrome OS, Acer's Chromebook R 13 could be a turning point for Google's low-cost computers. The 2-in-1 device will have a starting price of $399 and will be launched by October.

Computers September 1, 2016

Here's How To Unlock Your Chrome OS With A Pin Code

Google is testing an experimental feature that allows one to unlock the Chrome OS with a PIN instead of a traditional password. The feature is in the developer stage, but here's how you can put it into action.

Google August 20, 2016

Google To Kill Off Support For Chrome Web Apps On Windows, Mac And Linux

Google introduced Chrome web apps in order to address the lacks of apps that Chrome OS had. However, as the open web grew and matured, the need for these apps diminished, and now Google will soon be killing them off entirely.

Google August 20, 2016

Google Will No Longer Support Chrome Apps On Windows, Mac And Linux By Early 2018: Why?

Google will gradually phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux, with access to the apps from these platforms ending by early 2018. Chrome apps, however, will remain supported by Chrome OS for the foreseeable future.

Google August 19, 2016

Google Demonstrates How Android Apps Will Run On Chromebooks [Video]

Google has uploaded a 23-minute video that demonstrates how Android apps will work on Chromebooks, showcasing seamless integration. Thanks to this, there's no need to go to Mountain View to get a glimpse of what's in store.

Apps/Software June 6, 2016

Asus C301 Chromebook Coming Soon At $279, But With Heftier RAM And Full HD Display

Asus has officially listed a new C301 Chromebook on its website, labeled as 'coming soon.' At $279, the C301 is one of the company's most expensive Chromebooks to date, but it does bring some noteworthy upgrades for that price.

Computers May 27, 2016

You Might Soon Be Able To Run Android Apps On Your Chromebook

Android apps may soon come to Chromebooks. Google is expected to share more information on the topic at the upcoming Google I/O event starting mid-May

Apps/Software April 25, 2016

Acer Chromebook 14 For Work: 12-Hour Battery Life, Gorilla Glass, Skylake, Spill-Resistant Keyboard And More

Acer recently unveiled Chromebook 14 for Work at an event in New York. This new Chromebook is crammed with interesting features, including Gorilla Glass Case, spill-resistant keyboard, 12 hours of battery life and more.

Computers April 22, 2016

Latest Chrome Update Adds Data Saver Extension For PC, Huge Speed Boost For iOS

Google has launched the newest Chrome update. It comes with the Data Saver extension for PC and a significant speed boost and stability improvement for iOS.

Apps/Software January 28, 2016

Google Chrome 47 Brings Splash Screens, New Developer Features And More [Video]

Google just released its latest web browser version, adding several treats. The new Chrome 47 meets the needs of users and developers alike, bringing new developer features, important security fixes and cooperative multitasking.

Apps/Software December 2, 2015

Google Says No Chrome-Droid Hybrid Happening: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

Google attempted to put to rest rumors that it is merging Chrome OS and Android into a single operating system by 2017. However, Google’s statements didn’t actually categorically deny reports that Chrome OS will be phased out.

Apps/Software November 3, 2015

Google To Kill Chrome OS, Merge It With Android In 2016: Report

A report has surfaced over the Internet, saying Google is planning to kill off its Chrome OS to merge it with Android. An early version of the fused OS may be released as early as next year.

Apps/Software October 30, 2015

Dell Chromebook 13 Review Roundup: Best Chrome OS Laptop So Far?

Dell's Chromebook 13 bridges the gap between lower-cost Chromebooks and the high-end Chromebook Pixel. Will it be able to attract more users to the Chrome OS?

Computers October 17, 2015

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