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  • Google Chooses Kendo UI-Powered Camera App As Default For Chrome OS

    Google Chooses Kendo UI-Powered Camera App As Default For Chrome OS

    The latest version of Google’s ChromeOS now features a Camera app. That by itself wouldn’t be all that interesting, given that operating systems like OS X have long included built-in camera apps, but Google’s app for its web-centric OS, of course, only uses HTML5, JavaScript and CSS to deliver a Photo Booth-like experience. Read More

  • Google’s Chrome OS Will Soon Look More Like Windows Than A Browser

    Google’s Chrome OS Will Soon Look More Like Windows Than A Browser

    It’s hard to say how popular Chrome OS, Google’s browser-centric operating system, really is. There can be little doubt, though, that Google is quite serious about this initiative. Today, Google launched the latest developer version of Chrome OS and this update sports the first major redesign of the operation system’s interface since its launch in late 2010. In this new… Read More

  • Microsoft Strikes Another Patent Deal With An Android, Chrome OS Device Maker: LG

    Microsoft Strikes Another Patent Deal With An Android, Chrome OS Device Maker: LG

    Microsoft has signed a patent licensing agreement with LG, maker of tablets, phones and other consumer electronics devices running Android or Chrome OS. This marks the 11th deal with a device manufacturer leveraging Google’s operating system software; other major agreements were struck with the likes of HTC, Samsung and Acer, among others. Read More

  • Why Aren’t Chromebooks Saving Password Changes?

    Why Aren’t Chromebooks Saving Password Changes?

    There’s something weird going on with Chromebooks – the Google-branded laptop computers powered by the company’s web-based operating system Chrome OS. They’re not saving the password changes you make to your Google account. Basically, if you change your password, shut down your machine, then reboot, the Chromebook will ask you for your old password instead of the… Read More

  • Chrome Getting Native Gamepad, Webcam, And WebRTC Support In Early 2012

    Chrome Getting Native Gamepad, Webcam, And WebRTC Support In Early 2012

    It’s not always easy to tell when Chrome has been updated, and at any rate the changes aren’t always significant enough to even wonder about it. But a pair of features worth caring about are user-bound come early 2012, according to Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan, who spoke recently at the Develop conference in Liverpool. The conference is focused on game development, so… Read More

  • Google Now Lets Businesses & Schools Buy Chromebooks Without Subscriptions

    Google Now Lets Businesses & Schools Buy Chromebooks Without Subscriptions

    Google announced today that its business and educational customers now have a second option for purchasing its new Chrome OS-powered laptops: upfront pricing, sans subscription. Previously, Chromebooks were only available to these institutions by way of a 3-year commitment. That plan didn’t fit in well with some organization’s yearly budget cycle, says Google. Now, those customers… Read More

  • Acer's Chromebook Arrives This Month – 3G Version Soon


    While Samsung’s sexy little Series 5 Chromebook is already shipping, a lot of people (“the people” meaning “people interested in Chrome OS,” which probably isn’t that many people right now) are probably waiting for the cheaper AC700 from Acer. You can pre-order one now, of course, but shipping date was pretty much a mystery… until now. Read More

  • First Samsung Chromebooks Debut On… Gilt? (Update)

    This is kind of a strange match. Samsung’s new Chromebook has hit Gilt two weeks early, according to an email sent to members of the luxury shopping site. No pricing was mentioned, but buying also gets you a special laptop sleeve from Rickshaw. Read More

  • Google: Chrome OS Only For Notebooks Right Now

    Although we recently heard tell of a touchscreen-based test platform called Seaboard running Chrome OS, Google isn’t in a hurry to acknowledge that its browser OS is coming to tablets. I can’t blame them, either — with Android numbers increasing and Chrome OS unproven, it’d be foolish to dilute the market with a second tablet ecosystem. So they’re officially… Read More

  • Why Isn't Google Chrome A Part Of Android?

    Why Isn't Google Chrome A Part Of Android?

    Over the past couple of years covering Google, there’s one seemingly simple question that comes up again and again, that Google just can’t seem to answer. Why isn’t Chrome a part of Android? Read the wrong way, that could seem like a deep question. But it almost never means “why isn’t Chrome OS simply merged with Android?” or the like. Most of the time… Read More

  • Chrome OS 12 — AKA: The Shipping Version — Hits Beta

    Last week, just prior to day one of Google I/O, we noted that some updates in the Chrome OS code and forums indicated that a formal unveiling was likely very close. Sure enough, on day two of I/O, Google unveiled the first Chromebooks, the first shipping products running Chrome OS. But Google also noted that the first orders wouldn’t start until June 15, about a month away. One… Read More