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Google introduces new 'Chromebox for meetings' hardware bundle for $1,999

Google offers businesses a way to add more people to their video conferencing sessions with a new "Chromebox for meetings" hardware bundle. In February 2014, Google first launched "Chromebox for meetings", a service which combined a Chromebox with a camera, speakers and other hardware and...
Android tablet or Chromebook

Choosing between a Chromebook and a large Android tablet

Google now has two platforms for desktop-class computing, but which experience is up to the task of being a standalone laptop? While it may be easy to look at Chromebooks and mock them for being "just a browser" or look at an Android tablet and call it "just a big phone," it turns out there's...
Acer's all-in-one Chromebase is now available in the U.S. starting at $329

Acer's all-in-one Chromebase available this month in the U.S. starting at $329

Acer's new all-in-one Chromebase will be available this month starting at $329.99. Acer's latest entries into its Chrome OS lineup is available starting this month. The all-in-one non-touchscreen Chromebase will be available this month for $329.99, while the touchscreen variant will be available...
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Indian vendor Xolo's first Chromebook now up for sale in the country for ₹12,999

Announced last month, Indian manufacturer Xolo's first Chromebook is now available for sale on e-commerce site Snapdeal for ₹12,999 ($204). The Chromebook features a 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768, 1.8GHz quad-core Rockchip 3288 CPU, Mali 760 GPU, 2GB DDR3L RAM, 16GB eMMC...
Chrome OS stable channel update brings physical keyboard autocorrection and more

Chrome OS stable channel update brings physical keyboard autocorrection and more

Google has started rolling out an update to the stable channel for Chrome OS that brings a bug fixes, security updates, and a few notable features. The update brings Chrome OS up to version 43.0.2357.81 and adds a few new features such as autofill for credit card info stored in Google Wallet,...
ASUS Chromebox

ASUS Chromebox gets faster with 5th-gen Intel chips, 802.11ac Wifi

ASUS has introduced a new Chromebox model with speedier internals at Computex 2015 At its Computex press conference today in Taipei, ASUS has announced that it's bumped up the specs of its Chrome OS-powered Chromebox PC. The new ASUS Chromebox CN62 sports fifth-generation Intel processors (...
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Over 5.7 million Chromebooks shipped worldwide in 2014, according to Gartner

The number of Chromebooks that shipped worldwide in 2014 totaled 5.728 million units, according to the research firm Gartner. Shipments of Chromebooks worldwide reached 5.728 million units in 2014, according to a new report from the research firm Gartner. 72 percent of those Chrome OS notebooks...
Chrome Web Store to be only place to get extensions

Chrome extensions will soon only be available through the Chrome Web Store

Starting in July, the only place Chrome Windows and Mac users will be able to get extensions for the web browser will be from Google's official Chrome Web Store. Google stopped the sideloading of Chrome extensions for Windows users back in May 2014, and only allowed them to be offered via the...
Chrome dev for Android

Chrome browser developer channel now available for Android

For those who like to live on the bleeding edge when it comes to software, Google has announced the Chrome developer channel for Android. It's a seperate install from Chrome (stable) or the Chrome beta channel, and can run along side both or either. Pretty much like the desktop version(s) of...
Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox

Lenovo's new ThinkCentre Chromebox is a tiny desktop for students and businesses

Lenovo plans to launch a new addition to its ThinkCentre Tiny desktop library in June with the ThinkCentre Chromebox, running Chrome OS. The desktop is only 7-inches high and 1.4-inches in width and weighs just 2.2 pounds. It's designed to be connected easily to the 23-inch Lenovo ThinkCentre...
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The best Chromebooks, as of April 2015

They all run the same software, but there are big differences between these Chromebook models We've done our best to keep up with Chromebook coverage here at Android Central for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that we use these machines every single day. We spend time with...
Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531

Acer's new $199 Chromebook is a Celeron-powered 15-incher

Acer today in New York announced a new 15-inch Chromebook — the horribly named CB3-531 — sort of a Intel Celeron-powered little brother to the Acer 910 announced earlier this year and the higher-end CB5 series. The CB3-531 promises more than 11 hours of battery life for just $199. The display —...
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Box cloud storage integration is coming to Chrome OS soon

Soon Google Drive won't be the only option for cloud storage on your Chromebook. Speaking at an enterprise-focused Chrome Live online event, Google announced that Box integration will soon be coming to Chrome OS. In a forthcoming release of Chrome OS users will be able to sign in and have access...
Chrome OS stable channel update brings Material Design touches, updated calculator app, more

Chrome OS stable channel update brings Material Design touches, updated calculator app, more

Google has announced an update to the stable channel for Chrome OS today that brings a number of notable changes, including a refreshed Files app. The update bumps Chrome OS up to version 42.0.2311.87, and in addition to bringing the Files app up-to-date with Material Design guidelines, the...
Chrome 42 stable

Chrome 42 pushed to stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux

Chrome 42 brings a new push API, fixes and enhancements, and the answer to life, the universe and everything. Google has pushed the latest version of Chrome — version 42 — to the stable channel for users on Windows, OS X and Linux. Your browser should automatically pull the new version through...
Android apps on Chrome

Why your next Chromebook should have a touch screen

A slew of Android apps are coming to Chrome, and they are all designed to be touched. The web isn't very touch-friendly. I've used a Chromebook Pixel as my primary laptop for years, and I can say with authority that websites and web apps are designed for a mouse and keyboard. That makes...
Chromebook Pixel

Google will launch the new Chromebook Pixel in the UK on April 21

The second-generation Chromebook Pixel is launching in the UK this month and will be available on April 21. Prices start from £799 for the Intel Core i5 version. What's more is Currys PC World is partnering up with Google to offer the new laptops, which will also be available online on the...
Google's ARC Welder helps Android developers bring their apps to Chrome

Google's ARC Welder app helps Android developers bring their apps to Chrome

Google released a new tool called ARC Welder today to help developers bring their Android apps over to Chrome OS and the Chrome browser. With the ARC Welder Chrome App, developers can easily run their app's APK file in Chrome OS and the Chrome browser to test compatibility and make tweaks before...
Acer Chromebase

Acer announces the first all-in-one touchscreen Chromebase

Acer is going where no other has gone before by adding a touchscreen to their upcoming all-in-one Chromebase. Acer's newest addition to the Chrome OS family will be an all-in-one Chromebase that brings a touchscreen to the device for the first time ever. Chromebase is an all-in-one desktop that...
The best text editors for your Chromebook

The best text editors for your Chromebook

The best text editors for Chrome Your Chromebook is more than a browser. Chrome is a complete application platform, and crafty developers have built out the Chrome Store with apps that fill just about every requirement a modern laptop needs — including text editors. I write for a living....

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