All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps

All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play

Acer’s new 15-inch Chromebook promises 12 hours of battery life at $199

If nothing else, you can’t really argue with the price. Announced this morning, the latest version of Acer’s 15.6-inch Chromebook gets a couple of key upgrades over its predecessor, but none might

Watch Google unveil its new Pixel phones, Google Home and more

It’s time for Google’s now-annual hardware event. Today, we expect to hear more about Google’s new phones (which will now fall under the Pixel brand), as well as its Google Home Alex

Dell stops sale, upgrades of Android tablets

Dell will no longer sell or upgrade its Android tablet line and will instead focus on Windows devices. The news broke last week but I suspect the holiday – and the collective yawn that was the D

HP’s new Chromebook offers up to 12.5 hours of battery life and starts at $189

HP is working hard to make a strong Chromebook case for consumers looking for a secondary – or even tertiary – laptop, featuring some upgraded specs at rock bottom prices. Following on the heels o

HP and Google join forces for a souped-up metal Chromebook

You know it’s not just any old Chromebook when Google and HP team up for the thing’s product launch. And indeed, the HP Chromebook 13 looks to be a pretty compelling alternative to the MacBook

Hands on with the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work and Aspire S 13

Yes, there were some new fitness devices, a phone, and a gaming desktop (complete with its own giant piece of luggage), but the real news at Acer’s One World Trade Center-adjacent press conference (

Acer shows off a rugged new Chromebook for work and a whole bunch of new notebooks

Acer hit the stage a small event in the shadow of Manhattan’s One World Trade to show off some notebooks, notebooks and also some notebooks. Oh, and one more thing: notebooks, notebooks, and noteboo

Google And Dell Launch A Chromebook Built For The Workplace

During an enterprisey event at Google SF today, the company announced a brand new Chromebook for enterprise, built by Dell. The Google for Work team has been tailoring all of Google’s consumer s

Google Introduces Two New Sub-$250 Chromebooks In India

Mobile is the big tech focus for India -- with initiatives like Facebook's and Google's Android One, to name but two -- but that isn't stopping Google from introducing new budget Chromebo

Google’s Chromebook Pixel 2 Launches In U.K. On 21st April, Pricing Starts At £799

It was already known that Google’s second-generation <a href="">Chromebook Pixel</a>, the new version of its flagship laptop running Chrom

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

It's been a controversial week in tech, to say the least. With Apple's reveal of a new one-port MacBook to the Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial, the tech world has been up in arms. These are our

Google Is Making A New Chromebook Pixel “Soon”

Were you a fan of Google's Chromebook Pixel? The Chromebook with the super high-res touch screen built-in, meant largely to show what a Chromebook could be if it cost $1,300 instead of two or three hu

Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools

Google is already leading the pack in terms of tablets and notebooks sold to K-12 education providers, according to recent numbers from research firm IDC, and now it has gained another powerful new al

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 Ch

Chromebook Lending Library Offers Students At 12 U.S. Colleges A Free Laptop To Borrow

Google is teaming up with a dozen college campuses across the U.S. to provide access to free Chromebook notebooks to any student who wants one, in a system that lets them temporarily check out the lap

Acer’s Tegra K1-Powered Chromebook Boasts Up To 13 Hours Of Battery Life

Acer is doing a new Chromebook, and they're doing it up big! The new hardware is powered by Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor, which the graphics and chip-maker has been promoting as a graphics-friendly chi

Verizon Confirms It Will Reconnect Data Plans For Chromebook Pixel Owners

You've probably been following the news that <a target="_blank" href="">some owners of the Google Chromebook </a><a hr

HP Reveals Android-Powered SlateBook 14, Which Looks Like A More Capable Chromebook

Google’s product lines were bound to come into conflict, and this HP SlateBook 14, which broke cover on HP’s website (via MobileSyrup) in the official trailer you see above, definitely l

Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see th
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