ChromeOS 117 update brings Material You design and a new window organizer

Google is rolling out ChromeOS 117 to Chromebooks with several new features, including Material You design, a customizable window-switching panel and the ability to join video calls directly from the

Chromebooks will get updates for 10 years

Google announced today that Chromebooks will now receive automatic software updates for 10 years after the hardware platform’s release date (the platform in that case is a bit like a car platfor

Google enables Chromebook app streaming for select Pixel and Xiaomi devices

Among the slew of announcements at Google I/O, the tech giant revealed that it has enabled app streaming through Phone Hub in ChromeOS Beta. The feature allows you to use different apps from your Andr

Framework partners with Google for a user-repairable $999 Chromebook

Repairable electronics firm Framework just announced a new take on the company’s signature laptop. Produced in association with Google, the company is releasing the Framework Laptop Chromebook Editi

Another banner quarter as Chromebook shipments grow 75% YOY

Last quarter, Chromebooks saw 275% year-over-year growth up to 12 million units. The figure isn’t quite as unwieldy for Q2, but a 75% year-over-year growth is still extremely respectable, with the c

Google makes building Android apps on Chrome OS easier

Google today launched, a new site that aims to help developers get started with building Android apps for the company’s Linux-based operating system. With today’s update, Goog

Pixelbook Go review: A Chromebook in search of meaning

Few, if any, saw coming the Chromebook’s utter dominance of the K-8 category. In hindsight, it’s easy to see why the systems have been such a success story, of course: low prices, coupled with eas

Google launches the $649 Pixelbook Go Chromebook

At its annual hardware event, Google today announced the launch of the Pixelbook Go, the latest iteration of its first-party Chromebook lineup. Starting at $649, the Pixelbook Go marks a return to the

Google’s smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent

If any aliens or technology ingenues were trying to understand what on earth a ‘smart home’ is yesterday, via Google’s latest own-brand hardware launch event, they’d have come

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it -- and its partners -- sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the l

Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box

Setting up a call center is a major undertaking, and by the time it is up and running, the hardware that powers most of the phone connections is already out of date. Twilio, which has long offered the

Google Launches Chromebox For Meetings, A $999 Videoconferencing System Based On ChromeOS

At a small media event in Mountain View today, Google announced the launch of Chromebox for Meetings, a $999 Core i7-based ASUS Chromebox setup with a remote, camera and microphone for conference room

The Time Has Come For Chrome In The Home

I’ve spent the last two weeks wandering around London, Paris, and Istanbul (not Constantinople.) As an experiment, I left my trusty MacBook Pro behind and brought only the $199 Chromebook on which I

Google Makes It Easier To Turn Its Chromebooks Into Public Internet Kiosks

Google always said that its Chromebooks were “for sharing,” but even though they always had a guest mode, they weren’t necessarily set up to be used as public Internet kiosks. Today,

The Chromebook Pixel: A Beautiful Premium Laptop For Those Who Live In The Cloud (But Not For Anyone Else)

The <a target="_blank" href="">Chromebook Pixel</a> is the best Chromebook ever made. As with all Chromebooks, that may mean nothing to yo

Google Ports Quickoffice To Chrome Using Native Client, Will Get Full Editing Features In About 3 Months

At its Chromebook Pixel event yesterday, Google didn’t just launch its new premium Chromebook. It also announced that it is porting Quickoffice, the mobile productivity app that brings Microsoft

Google’s Chromebook Pixel Looks Like A Pricey Boondoggle, Or The Platypus Of The Notebook World

Google unveiled is fabled Pixel Chromebook today, and the thing does indeed have what looks to be a gorgeous, high-resolution display. It also has a touchscreen, as rumored, and the list gets more con

Google Says 2,000 Schools Now Use Chromebooks, 2x As Many As Just 3 Months Ago

Google continues its push to bring its web-centric <a target="_blank" href="">Chromebooks</a> into schools and it looks as if the

Acer’s $199 Chromebook Now Accounts For 5-10% Of All Of Its U.S. Shipments

Acer's <a target="_blank" href="">ChromeOS</a>-based <a target="_blank" href="">Chromebooks</a>,

Google Now Lets Businesses Rent Chromebooks For $30 Per Month

Google now lets companies <a target="_blank" href="">rent Chromebooks for $30 per month</a> and Chromeboxes for $2
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