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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...
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Hangouts Chrome app released for Chrome OS and Windows

Google has just launched the new Hangouts Chrome app for both Chrome OS and Windows that's meant to offer users a way to access the Hangouts video chat service without a web browser. Here's a list of the app's features: Keep the conversation going, without taking over your desktop. The app...
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Chrome for Android updated with Material Design

Chrome 37 is now available in the Google Play Store. Today's update is notable for bringing over a new look and feel the Material Design refresh we saw recently in Chrome Beta. Head to the Play Store and you'll find the following new features in Chrome: Signing in to Chrome signs you in to...

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Chrome 42 will be the last version for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

People who are still using a device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon won't be able to get any more updates for Google's Chrome browser. Ironically, Google first launched Chrome for Android many years ago for Ice Cream Sandwich users. Now that era is ending for the browser. In a post on...
Google steps up anti-malware initiatives with updates to Chrome and Search

Google steps up anti-malware initiatives with updates to Chrome and Search

Google already shows a warning message when you attempt to download malicious software, and the search giant is now expanding its efforts with the SafeBrowsing initiative to protect you from visiting websites that are flagged for malware. Chrome has been updated to display a new warning message...
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Google confirms a Chromebook Pixel refresh is coming soon

According to a YouTube video that Google posted, then subsequently pulled earlier today, the company is pretty close to releasing a follow-up to the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end Chromebook the company released all the way back in 2013 for a hefty (at least by Chromebook standards) $1300. The...
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Archos to offer tablets and Chromebooks to middle and high-school students in France

Archos has decided to help a new education effort in France with a selection of Android tablets and Chromebooks that it will offer to schools in its native country at special prices. This new program is designed to be a part of France's "Grand Digital for Schools Project" which is aiming to give...
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Android's in-app WebView now has a beta channel

For developers that have utilized the in-app WebView component to display HTML content in their Android apps, we have good news: Google just launched a beta channel for said WebView. This means developers can now try out upcoming versions of the WebView and make adjustments to their apps and...
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Google to ditch SPDY support in Chrome in favor of HTTP/2 for faster browsing

Google's Chrome browser will see a rollout of support for HTTP/2 in the coming weeks. HTTP/2 is designed to be the next generation version of the networking protocol for the World Wide Web, replacing the current HTTP 1.1. At the same time, support for a competing protocol, SPDY, will be ending in...
Yo, SlideShade, and Tapatalk on Chrome OS

Yo, SlideShare and Tapatalk make their debut for Chrome OS

Some new Android apps are now available for Chrome OS and Chromebook users from the Chrome Web Store. Yo, the limited but still inexplicably popular messaging app, is among those on that list, along with the SlideShare presentation app and the Tapatalk forum discussion app (with which our forums...
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Chrome update will be less glitchy on Samsung devices

Google has started rolling out an update of its Chrome browser for Android devices. The new version number is 40.0.2214.109 and Google states, "This release contains a fix for some Samsung devices seeing a permissions error." This update contains 11 security fixes, many of which are based on...
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Google Play Music uploading comes to ARM-powered Chromebooks

Good news, users of Chromebooks that happen to run off of ARM processors: you can now upload music to Google Play Music through the newly-updated Google Play Music Chrome app, just like your Intel-based cousins have been able to do for some time now. The updated app is now available from the...
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Chrome OS Smart Lock feature now available in stable channel

Chromebook owners running the stable channel of Chrome OS can now take advantage of Google's new security feature called Smart Lock. The feature is enabled when you have a phone running Android 5.0 paired with the Chromebook over Bluetooth, and lets you bypass the typical password lock screen...

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