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Five things you need to know about your new Chromebook

Getting started with your Chromebook So you just got a new Chromebook? Awesome! They make for a great little laptop, and are a favorite of all of us here at Android Central. We use them both for work and play (I'm writing this on one) because they are ultra-portable, easy to use, and make for a...
HP Chromebook 14

HP quietly begins selling new 14-inch touchscreen Chromebook for $439

A few months after HP announced plans to sell an 11-inch and a 14-inch Chromebook in October, the PC maker has quietly begun selling a higher-end version of the HP Chromebook 14 with a touchscreen for $439.99. The 1920x1080 backlit touchscreen display model has an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor...
Hangouts desktop app update brings new phone tab

Hangouts Chrome app update brings proper desktop notifications, new phone tab

The Hangouts app for Chrome OS and Windows recently grabbed an update, and while the change log doesn't list anything particularly groundbreaking, the app has seen the addition of a new phone tab and desktop notifications. According to a Google Plus post by Google Product Manager Mayur Kamat,...
Smart Lock on Chrome OS

Using Smart Lock on the Chrome OS dev channel

The first step toward Chrome OS and Android working together in harmony We got a glimpse back at Google I/O at the upcoming coziness between Chrome OS and Android, and beyond limited cross-platform app compatibility one of the first signs of this tie-up is Smart Lock. This is the sought-after...
Acer Chromebook 13 on sale on Amazon; $100 off 16 GB, $44 off 32 GB

Amazon sale takes up to $100 off Acer Chromebook 13

Amazon is running a pretty good deal if you're currently in the market for a Chromebook. The deal is for the Acer Chromebook 13, which sees the price of the 16GB version getting slashed by $100, bringing it down to $200 total. The 32GB version is getting a price cut as well, but by a much more...
Google offers 1TB of Drive storage for free for two years with holiday Chromebook purchase

Google offers 1TB of Drive storage free with holiday Chromebook purchase

Google is offering 1TB of Google Drive storage for free for two years to anyone who purchases a Chromebook during the holiday season. Normally, 1TB of Google Drive storage for two years would cost a total of $240. Google has previously offered 100GB of Drive space for anyone purchasing a...
Chrome OS update brings Chromecast support to Google Drive files, more

Chrome OS update focuses on Google Drive with Chromecast, Launcher support

Google announced today that Chrome OS has gotten a new update on its stable channel, bringing with it a few notable changes. If you're on a Chrome OS device, you can now enjoy Chromecast support for media files stored on Google Drive, along with the added ability to display apps installed on...
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The best Chromebooks, as of November 2014

They all run the same software, but there are big differences between these Chromebook models We've started to increase the pace of our 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...
Chromecast

Chromecast can now turn your smartphone or tablet into a family game controller

Google is adding more ways to use its Chromecast TV dongle today, as many Android gaming apps can now also be streamed and played on a big screen television, using a smartphone or tablet as a controller. Google is concentrating on supporting games with a family theme for Chromecast, such as...
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Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play apps now have Chromecast support

Google's Chromecast HDMI streaming TV dongle has now added support for three pay cable television Android apps: Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play. Assuming your cable TV provider supports these apps, and assuming you are a paid subscriber to one or more of these channels already,...
Chromebook top-selling device among laptops, tablets

Chromebook top-selling device among laptops, tablets for education

Google is proud of the progress it has made with Chromebook, especially in the education space. Noting that Chromebook has been a big hit in schools, Google bragged that the latest IDC numbers show that Chromebook is the best-selling device for education in the U.S. among laptops and tablets,...
Roboto font reporteded will make the jump from Android to Chrome OS

Roboto font reportedly will make the jump from Android to Chrome OS

It looks like Chrome OS for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes may be joining Android in getting Google's modern Roboto font soon. If accurate, Roboto would replace the Noto Sans UI font in Chrome OS. While still unconfirmed, a request to add the Roboto font to Chrome OS was made by a Google design...
Toshiba Chromebook 2

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review

Finally, a Chromebook with a great display — now it just needs more performance Since we first laid eyes on the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 at IFA, we knew that this may be one of the leading Chromebooks of the year. Sure it had basic specs just like all of the other Chromebooks, but it actually...
Dell throws in keyboard, mouse in new $199 Chromebox bundle

Dell throws in keyboard, mouse in new $199 Chromebox bundle

Dell has quietly introduced its own Chromebox bundle. Priced competitively at $199, Dell's deal, unlike many of its competitors, ships with both a keyboard and mouse, though you'll still need to add a display to your setup. The Dell Chromebox is based on the fourth generation Intel Celeron...
Google Drive in Chrome

Soon you'll be able to launch desktop applications from Google Drive in Chrome

Google is trying to tie in its Google Drive cloud service more with its Chrome web browser, thanks to a new extension that will allow users to open files stored in Google Drive directly into a compatible desktop application. The new extension, which will roll out in the coming days, works with...
Save $51 on an Acer Chromebook 13

Acer's 13-inch Chromebook drops to $250 on Amazon today

If you're looking to get a modern Chromebook on the cheap, Acer's Chromebook 13 is 17% off today on Amazon, so long as you're okay with the lower-end model. That discount knocks $51 off the price of the Acer Chromebook 13 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB flash storage, bringing it down to a palatable $...
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Chromebooks becoming more popular, shipments rise by 67 percent in Q2

Chromebooks are on the up, according to latest data from ABI Research. Shipments of laptops running Google's OS increased by 67 percent in Q2, and it's being projected that total shipments in 2014 will double that of 2013. Not only are home users purchasing and enjoying new Chromebooks, but...
A new way to see new tabs!

Earth View from Google Maps for Chrome

The Chrome browser is an ever-changing window into the internet, but the browser itself can look kind of… well… bland, sometimes. Lots of white. Well, Google seems to have noticed, or at least the Google Maps team has, and they released an extension to help mix it up a little. Enter Earth View...
Chromecast Backdrop

Everything you need to know about Backdrop for Chromecast

Here's the lowdown on how to get fantastic looking Backdrop images onto your TV Google first announced Backdrop for Chromecast back at Google I/O, but has now finally flipped the switch and let us customize what images we see displayed by our Chromecast when it's in idle mode. There are a few...
Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung launches Intel-powered Chromebook 2 for just $250

Samsung has launched a new Intel-powered Chromebook. Samsung's own Chromebook 2 launched earlier this year running on the Exynos chipset. This meant that owners were tasked with enduring subpar performance (see our review), especially when it came to multi-tasking, With an Intel variant available...

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