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Android tablets get 8-second boot in Rockchip RK32288 demo

Android tablets get 8-second boot in Rockchip RK32288 demo

When it comes to boot times, faster is better, and getting a full restart down to a mere 8-seconds is much better than what many devices have seen before. Sure, this is being demoed for Chromium OS — the open source version of Google's ChomeOS — but also for Android tablets and that's some pretty...
Chromecast

Chromecast update fixes bugs, tweaks volume and improves networking

Google's Chromecast streaming dongle is getting a minor update starting today, according to the official release blog. Chromecast build 16664 includes persistent volume levels across viewing sessions, as well as improved support for the IPV6 networking standard and "improved DNS robustness." On...
Chrome

Google offers incentives to bring XP business users to Chromebooks

With the recent demise of official support for Microsoft's Windows XP, Google is looking to attract business users of the 12-year-old OS with a handful of promotions for enterprises considering the switch to Chromebooks. Organizations buying through Chromebooks for Business will get $100 off...
Acer Chromebook

Chrome OS updated with improved window management and onscreen keyboard

The stable channel of Chrome OS is being updated today with improved window management and a few much-wanted features. The first big change you'll notice after updating your Chromebook or Chromebox will be a new side dock that allows you to dock small windows to the screen edges. Also, you'll now...
Samsung Chromebook 2 now available for preorder

Samsung Chromebook 2 now available for preorder

Announced a month ago, the new Samsung Chromebook 2 portables are now available for pre-order from Amazon and Samsung. The upcoming Chromebook 2 is projected to ship on April 28th (that's three weeks from now) in two models: 11.6 inches and 13.3 inches. The smaller one retails for $319.99, while...
Chromecast

Koush shows AllCast mirroring to Amazon Fire TV

Apple TV, Fire TV and Chromecast. Three solid solutions for adding more functionality to the television. But what about the times when you're sat in front of the big screen and wish to mirror what's displayed on the phone to the TV itself? While all three products can achieve this, Koushik Dutta...
Asus C200

Photos of the Asus C200 Chromebook leak online

Asus, which is already investing in Chromeboxes, is now looking to release a Chromebook. According to photos leaked on Google+, the PC manufacturer is working on a Chromebook -- the C200. While not much is known about the product itself, it has "Intel Inside" and a rather large touchpad. With...
Intel

Intel releases 64-bit-optimized KitKat, talks new chips for Chromebooks

Chromebook-friendly 'Braswell' chip also revealed at China conference At its Developer Forum in China today, Intel reportedly confirmed the release of a version of Android 4.4 KitKat optimized for 64-bit Intel Architecture chips, following up on its recent announcements at Mobile World Congress...
Chromebook

Report: 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013

Research firm states Chromebook is performing well, has a bright future Google's Chromebook are an interesting product line. Not only is it a family of low-cost, affordable notebooks but they're also the backbone of the search giant's Chrome operating system. And today ABI Research has released...
Drag and drop uploading Google Play Music

Experimental Google Play Music Chrome app brings drag and drop uploading and mini player

Google Labs Chrome app also allows music uploading from your Chromebook There's a new entry in the Google Labs section of Google Play Music, and enabling it brings a whole new way to upload — and listen to — your own music. The feature — which is still experimental, thus the "Labs" label —...
Photowall

Google releases a Photowall app experiment for Chrome and Android

Google has a neat Chromecast application to show off today. Photowall lets you and your friends get together and display images right on your television. You can create a Photowall using your Android phone or tablet, or from your laptop using the Photowall Google Chrome Experiment page. Everyone...
Google now

Google Now rolling out to Chrome desktop users

Roll out begins today, should be available for all in the next few weeks We've seen Google Now for Chrome on the desktop for folks using beta builds, but starting today it's pushing out to all users. You won't need to fiddle with any settings or flags or do any sort of wizardry, but you will...
Chromebook 2

Samsung's new Chromebook brings 125% boost in performance from previous model

Samsung says that their new Chromebook is more than a pretty face Folks looking to upgrade their current Samsung Chromebook to the Chromebook 2 — set to be released in April — will notice a big boost in performance, according to the latest from Samsung on the matter. That's because the new...
Chromebook 2

Samsung Chromebook 2 priced and dated for the UK

Faux leather Chromebook hitting British shores on May Day Samsung has announced that the faux leather covered Chromebook 2 will be headed to the UK and will be available from May 1. The black 11.6-inch model will be available from that date, but the white model and the larger 13.3-inch version...
Acer C720 Chromebook

Acer C720 Chromebook now available from Google Play in 4 new countries

Canada, France, Germany and U.K. can now get their hands on the entry-level 2GB RAM model Availability of the Acer C720 Chromebook from Google Play is expanding outside of the U.S. for the first time since its launch, heading to four new countries as of today. Now Chrombook buyers in the U.K.,...
Chromecast

Chromecast now for sale in Canada, UK and 9 countries across Europe

Millions of new users to get their first taste of Chromecast today It looks like the Chromecast is now available in the new countries slated for support by Google, as the clock has struck midnight in the E.U. Users in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain,...
Auto Text Expander

Auto Text Expander brings awesome time-saving functionality to Chrome OS

Save keystrokes for commonly typed phrases, emails and more in Chrome OS Anyone looking to boost productivity while using a Mac has undoubtedly found or been referred to check out the application TextExpander. This awesome tool lets you set up so-called "snippets" that, when typed in the proper...
Chrome OS Contacts Search

Latest Chrome OS update lets you search contacts alongside apps and files

Starting a hangout or sending an email now just one click away when typing someone's name Quickly getting ahold of people just got a bit easier in the latest build of Chrome OS. Complete contact search is now integrated into the Chrome OS launcher, letting you quickly message or email people by...
Google Play Music

Get a Google Play Music All Access 60-day trial if you have a Chromebook

If you haven't used a previous trial, Google is giving 60 days of all-you-can-listen to Chromebook users Google Play Music All Access is pretty sweet. You can add any album to your library, listen to ad-free Internet Radio based on genre or based on a particular song, artist or album, or even...
ASUS Chromebox

ASUS Chromebox hits online retailers for $179, shipping out Mar. 14

Simple specs and great connectivity options at a near impulse purchase price Keeping to its word, ASUS has just put its first Chromebox effort up for order from three online retailers today. Amazon, Newegg and TigerDirect all have the ASUS Chromebox up for order at the nice, low price of $179 to...

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