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Netflix now available on ARM Chromebooks via HTML5 player

HTML5 "Premium Video Extensions" to replace Silverlight, first implementations now available on Chrome OS Although relying on Silverlight as a video player had many advantages for Netflix, one of the unfortunate side effects was its inability to play on platforms that couldn't support the plugin...
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Google forks off WebKit to create new rendering engine 'Blink'; will power Chrome and Chrome OS

Initial work focuses on internal improvements and brings very little change for web developers Update: Chrome developer Alex Russell has an excellent read on this for those interested. On the Chromium blog, Google just announced that they have split off WebKit to create and further develop the...
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LTE model Chromebook Pixel to ship in early April

Google has updated the Play Store device page for the LTE-enabled Chromebook Pixel, and it tells us that orders should ship out by April 8. The upgraded model offers 64GB of internal storage, as well as 100MB of free Verizon LTE service per month, Users can contact Verizon for additional use, and...
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Samsung, HP, and Acer Chromebooks coming to 6 new countries starting today

Turns out Australia getting access to the Samsung, HP, and Acer Chromebooks was just the tip of the international iceberg, Starting from today (March 19) folks in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands will be able to purchase one of the three best-selling Chromebooks without knowing...
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Chromebooks now available Down Under

Two very popular Chromebooks, the Acer C7 and Samsung Series 3, went on sale today in Australia. Interestingly enough, Google will not be selling them directly to consumers online through the Play Store. The only way to pick these bad boys up is through one of the two exclusive Chromebook...
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Google+ Photos app coming to Chrome, developer gives us a peek

A new Chrome app is in the works, and developer François Beaufort  has let the cat out of the bag and shown the world a quick peek at Google+ Photos. Nicknamed "Pulsar" the app is powered by Native Client technology and is gives you the ability to upload and share photos from Google Chrome. For...
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The Chromebook Pixel might be the new Linux ultrabook you're waiting for

After the announcement of the Chromebook Pixel yesterday, a lot of people were in love with the hardware, but thought the price tag was a bit high for a machine running Chrome OS. I'm in that camp as well. I think the hardware is mostly worth the price tag (a 256GB SSD would affirm that in a big...
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The Chromebook Pixel is official, and available at Google Play for $1300

The Chromebook Pixel is real, and really expensive. It's been rumored for a few weeks, and just yesterday we heard from the WSJ and one of their people close to the matter about a touchscreen Chromebook, but Google took all doubt away a few minutes ago and put the Pixel up for sale at Google Play...
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Google working on touchscreen Chromebooks to be released this year, says WSJ

According to the Wall Street Journal's "people familiar with the matter", Google has developed touchscreen Chromebooks and has plans to sell them later this year. They say it's unclear just who is building them and exactly when they will go on sale. So far we've seen vendors like Samsung, Acer,...
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Google reportedly looking to launch own-brand Chromebook in early 2013

Reports from the Far East starting to emerge are suggesting that Google is looking to further expand its Chrome OS device portfolio with an own-brand offering in Q1 2013. A report in the China Times claims that Google has approached Taiwanese manufacturers Compal Electronics and Wintek to handle...
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Google launches another new Chromebook from Acer

More than a few jaws hit the floor when Google announced its latest Samsung Chromebook at the amazing price of $249. Well, they've just one-upped that price with an Acer model that hits the magical price point of $199. The new Samsung model kept the price down by shrinking the battery and tossing...
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New Samsung Chromebook now available in the Google Play Store

Update: Looks like the $249 price was right. The Chromebook seems to have sold out, and is now listed as "coming soon". Google's new Chromebook, made by Samsung, is available in the Google Play Store starting today for just $249. The latest iteration, which is now based on an ARM processor rather...
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Google launches new, cheaper Samsung Chromebook

Chromebooks, Google's thin client browser-only laptop experiment, are getting a refresh today with a new cheaper option. The new Chromebook seems to have similar design features as the previous Samsung Series 5 model -- matte grey plastic and understated lines -- and is a generally nice looking...
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Google unveils the new app-driven ChromeOS (and its new hardware)

Google is showing off a shiny new Samsung Chromebook and the new Chromebox today, which come to the table not only with beefier specs but with an all-new user interface. For those who aren't familiar, ChromeOS is a new computer operating system from Google, one where everything runs inside a...
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Chrome OS and Chromebooks explained

A little while back at Google I/O Google introduced the world to Chromebooks.  Svelte machines that run Google's own OS, Chrome OS.  Chrome OS is unlike any other OS that's hit the shelves.  It's fast, lean, and easy to use.  Chromebooks look to continue that theme.  They are fast (relatively),...
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Samsung brings the Series 5 Chromebook to Europe

Samsung announced today that the Series 5 Chromebook will be available in parts of Europe starting June 24.  Folks in the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands will be able to get their hands on the worlds first retail Chromebook for €399 for the Wifi model (£349 in the UK) and €449...
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Google IO Day 2 Podcast

Google IO Podcast Day 2 Google IO Keynote Day 2 liveblog!Angry Birds coming to the the Chrome Web StoreChrome Web Store goes worldwide, in-app purchases coming soonFireside chat with the Android Team highlightsAndroid Market's web store receives a face-liftAndroid Market getting 4GB app sizes, devs...

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