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Chrome Beta for Android updated with pull-to-refresh, bug fixes

Chrome Beta for Android updated with pull-to-refresh, bug fixes

Chrome for Android users rejoice! Pull-to-refresh is here — in beta form at least. Google posted an update for its Chrome Beta app that brings the addition of everyone's favorite refresh gesture, as well as numerous bug fixes and the usual smattering of performance improvements. As of this...
Chrome on Mac

YouTube now defaults to its HTML5 player on web browsers

If you access YouTube on a web browser such as Chrome, the videos will now use the HTML5 player by default. Google announced this move today, while also revealing it is "deprecating" the old Flash-based embeds and Flash API from YouTube. In a blog post, YouTube stated that advancements in the...
Chromebook

Chrome OS stable channel update brings synced custom wallpapers and more

Google today announced an update for the stable branch of Chrome OS, which will bump consumers up to version 40.0.2214.93. The release will be rolled out over the next few weeks and contains numerous bug fixes, security patches and feature improvements. The highlights of this update, as shared...
Chrome 40 for Android

Chrome 40 for Android brings us a content settings UI update and more

Google has started rolling out an update of its Chrome browser for Android devices. The update brings Chrome to version 40, with the major change coming in the form of an updated page info and content settings UI. Aside from that, Chrome 40 for Android (40.0.2214.89, to be more precise) has...
Acer Chromebook C910

Acer launches two Chromebooks built to withstand the classroom

Acer has launched two Chromebooks targeted at the education segment. Available in 15-inch (C910) and 11.6-inch (C740) versions, the Chromebooks feature durable shells that can withstand up to 130 pounds of force and survive 18-inch drops without any damage. Both models also come with reinforced...
Chromebook Facebook Call

It's now easier than ever to make Facebook video calls on your Chromebook

Making video calls with friends and family is more convenient than ever thanks to Facebook supporting WebRTC technology. This means you'll be able to make video calls on a Chromebook with no plugin download or tedious workaround guides to follow. Simply boot up, load the website and connect....
This week's sidebar poll: are you using Chromebooks?

This week's sidebar poll: are you using Chromebooks?

Chromebooks, Chromebooks, everywhere... Chromebooks have come a long way this year. We've gotten both bigger, beefier Chromebooks and lighter, thinner, fanless Chromebooks. We can do more with Chromebooks now, including using Adobe Photoshop and even running Linux in a window if we're feeling...
Seeing stars.

Google Stars: bookmarking gone material

Bookmarks are something that we somewhat take for granted. We click, click, click away on them like there's not tomorrow. I think I used 20 bookmarks today, and that's not counting personal browsing. They're not exactly classy, but they're there for us when we need them. Heck, they even follow us...
Google search gets a speed increase on Chrome for Android

Google search gets a speed increase on Chrome for Android

It looks like Google is looking to spice up your searches on Chrome for Android. According to a Google Plus post by Google developer Ilya Grigorik, a new feature should be rolling out that speeds up searches by 100 to 150 milliseconds. The new feature is called "reactive prefetch," and...
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...
Kids Mode

Google's working on kid-friendly versions of Chrome, YouTube, and more

Google plans to offer versions of its popular products like Chrome and YouTube that will be made for kids that are 12 years of age or younger. There's no word on when these new products will be released. In an interview with USA Today, Pavni Diwanji, the vice-president of engineering for this...
Chromebook home to 7 more Android titles, including Cookpad, OverDrive, Couchsurfing

Chrome OS snags 7 more Android apps including Cookpad, Couchsurfing, OverDrive

The app selection for Chrome is getting richer. Google announced that Chrome OS is now home to seven additional Android apps. Chromebook owners will be able to load Cookpad Recipes, Couchsurfing, OverDrive, and more. These apps join existing Android apps that are available for Chrome OS,...
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...
Chromebook

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...
Chrome for Android hits version 39

Chrome 39 released with faster background loading

An update to Chrome for Android — version 39.0.2171.59, to be specific — is rolling out now onto Google Play. It might not hit or be available on your device immediately, but it's coming. Google likes to roll things out nice and slow, just in case something breaks. Here's what's new in Chrome 39...
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...

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