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  • Google: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

    Google: Chrome OS Is Here To Stay

    By now you have probably seen the WSJ report that says Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system into Android and phase it (and the “Chromebook” name) out over time. Google today published a story on virtually every blog it owns that denies this. “While we’ve been working on ways to bring together the best of both operating systems, there’s no plan to phase… Read More

  • Google’s Lack Of Product Isolation Would Support A Chrome OS And Android Merge

    Google’s Lack Of Product Isolation Would Support A Chrome OS And Android Merge

    Chrome OS, the “cloud” operating system that Google introduced for laptops, and Android, the operating system on phones and tablets, may become one, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The “folding” could happen as early as next year…could be introduced at next year’s I/O…or not. Read More

  • What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

    What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

    Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info, rumor and speculation has already been making the rounds about just what we’ll see announced. Here’s a round-up of what to expect, what isn’t all that likely, and what might… Read More

  • Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

    Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

    When Google announced that Haier and Hisense were about to launch $149 Chromebooks — the most affordable Google-powered laptops yet — I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. How much computer, after all, can you expect to get for $149? I’ve now had a chance to spend a few days with the Hisense Chromebook and the answer is: more than you probably expect. Read More

  • Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

    Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

    A few weeks ago Google made headlines with the launch of the new Chromebook Pixel, the highest-end Chromebook on the market (and with a price to show for it). Today, the Chrome OS laptop ecosystem is launching two products that are the exact opposite: the Haier Chromebook 11 (now available online at Amazon) and the Hisense Chromebook (now available at Walmart). Both of these 11.6-inch… Read More

  • Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

    Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

    There are not many options for computers running the Chrome OS in desktop form. Acer just released a new one and it’s a monster of sorts. Packed inside the svelte box is a powerful little machine that costs nearly double that of other Chromeboxes but sports computing power unheard of from a Chrome OS device. Read More

  • Google’s Chromebooks Rule Schools As IDC Pegs Them As Top Sellers In K-12

    Google’s Chromebooks Rule Schools As IDC Pegs Them As Top Sellers In K-12

    Google’s Chrome OS may be a long-term sleeper hit thanks to a growing user population among U.S. students – IDC’s new figures for tablets and laptop sales in K-12 education finds that Chromebooks as a category constitute the best-selling device across the entire category in 2014. Chromebooks are probably succeeding in schools due to a few factors, including Google’s… Read More

  • Google Hangouts Is Now A Dedicated App For Chrome OS And Windows PCs

    Google Hangouts Is Now A Dedicated App For Chrome OS And Windows PCs

    Google wants to make it easier and faster for customers to use its free video and voice chat service Hangouts, which is why this morning it is rolling out a new Hangouts Chrome App for Chrome OS and Windows PCs. (No word yet on Mac support). The app lets you use Hangouts alongside whatever else you’re doing on your computer, instead of having Hangouts buried within a sea of browser tabs. Read More

  • Adobe Brings Photoshop For Chromebooks To Its Education Customers

    Adobe Brings Photoshop For Chromebooks To Its Education Customers

    For the longest time, pundits said that Google’s Chromebook initiative wouldn’t amount to much because Chrome OS couldn’t run complex applications like Photoshop. Those pundits will have to find another example now, because starting today, Photoshop will run on Chrome OS and on Chrome for Windows (if you are an Adobe education customer). Read More

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