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Slowly but surely, Chromebooks are finding their niche

The Chromebook is turning into the success that some thought Netbooks would achieve Remember a few years ago when tablets hadn’t yet come onto the scene, and all the tech pundits were talking about massive growth in the Netbook market? These mostly Windows-powered computers were more portable...
Acer C720 Chromebook

Acer unveils touchscreen version of C720 Chromebook for $299 [update]

Less RAM, more storage accompanies touchscreen with price bump Update: The new C720P Chromebook is now up for pre-order on amazon at the link below. Original story​: Acer is building out a third version of its latest Chromebook platform, and this time the biggest notable feature is the addition...
Chrome OS Shelf

Latest Chrome OS release cleans up the Shelf, syncs profile photos with Google+

Noticeable visual updates and a few under-the-hood changes as well The Stable channel of Chrome OS has just been bumped to 31.0.1650.61, bringing several user-facing changes. First up is more customization of the Shelf (the status bar and dock at the bottom of the screen), which can now be moved...
Acer C270 Chromebook

Acer and Google release $199 C7 Chromebook

With a price under $200, Acer and Google want to catch your eyes this holiday season Acer has expanded their Chromebook line this morning, and the new C7 (C720-2848) is available for ordering in the US today for just $199. For your money, you're getting a package that should be familiar to...
Chrome

Update brings Chrome 31 to the stable track, adds printing for Android 4.4 KitKat

For those of you rocking the stable (ie not beta) version of the Chrome browser, be aware that an update is headed your way. Chrome 31 has been promoted to the stable track, and it brings forth the ability to print from a device running Android 4.4 KitKat (though it appears that's also in Chrome...
HP Chromebook 11

HP puts the brakes on Chromebook 11 sales due to charger overheating issue

Owners may use any other Micro USB charger on the laptop in the meantime Google and HP confirmed today that the companies have halted sales of the Chromebook 11 in all stores. Although at first the reasoning was not known, Google and HP have now given a statement clarifying that a small number...
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Chrome Beta includes simpler tab switcher for low-memory phones

KitKat's low-memory focus extends to Chrome's latest beta release Behind all the visual changes and feature additions, Android 4.4 KitKat is all about optimizing the way Android uses memory, including a new API for handling devices with as little as 512MB of RAM. And it seems this focus has...
ChromeOS supervised users

'Supervised Users' feature coming to Chrome Beta channel

Web-based control panel allows administration of site access and browsing history for 'supervised users' Google has announced a new feature for Chrome, and it's part of the beta channel for users who want to try it this week. The "Supervised Users" option will be folded into ChromeOS, as well...
Android

Will Google ever bring Android and ChromeOS together?

When Google acquired Android in 2005 and subsequently unveiled it in 2007, there was no such thing as ChromeOS yet. Google’s entire OS effort was on Android, and separately the company worked on the Chrome browser for desktop and mobile operating systems.  Over the last year we’ve started to see...
Acer C720

Acer announces new C720 Chromebook with Haswell

Haswell makes it to Chromebooks in Acer's $250 package that promises great battery life Acer has announced a successor to its entry-level C7 Chromebook, and in the process eliminated many of the negative points to the original. The new C720 will become the first Chromebook with Intel's new...
Chromebook 11

Google unveils HP Chromebook 11

11.6-inch Exynos-powered laptop for $279 Google has today taken the wraps off the latest addition to its Chromebook line-up today, the HP Chromebook 11. The 11.6-inch laptop packs a Samsung Exynos CPU and a 1366x768-resolution, 300-nit display. There's 2GB of RAM onboard, in addition to 16GB of...
Chrome

Chrome for Android getting updated with new gesture support

The Chrome stable channel for Android has a new update brewing, with a short new feature list. According to Google, the update will enable new gestures. Swipe horizontally across the top toolbar to quickly switch tabs. Drag vertically down from the toolbar to enter into the tab...
Motorola Connect

Motorola Connect Chrome extension updated with cleaner design, bugfixes

Important improvements to Motorola's first-party software for its new devices Motorola has just pushed out an update to its Motorola Connect Chrome extension to improve the overall look and fix several bugs. The Motorola Connect extension works in conjunction with software on one of Motorola's...
Intel Chromebooks

Google unveils new Chromebooks, Chromebox with Intel Haswell processors

Both new and refreshed models coming soon with Intel's latest processor tech Google has announced in conjunction with Intel today that the companies will be bringing multiple new Chromebook and Chromebox devices based on the newest Haswell processors in the coming months. Adding to the ranks of...
Chrome Beta

Chrome Beta adds universal image search, new gestures for tabs and zooming

New navigation paradigms are more natural, cut down on accidental actions Chrome Beta has just received a notable update that changes many of the usage and gesture paradigms in the browser. Most notable are the new ways to switch tabs — a swipe down on the toolbar expands the tab switcher (...
Chrome

Chrome OS stable channel updated with immersive mode, smarter app launcher

Usability tweaks and behind-the-scenes improvements for nearly all Chromebooks The Stable channel of Chrome OS is being updated today to version 29.0.1547.57 for all Chromebooks (except the Lenovo Thinkpad X131e) with several improvements. First up is a new "immersive mode", which hides some of...
Chrome

Chrome for Android update brings WebRTC to stable channel

Real time communication without plugins now available on Chrome for Android Chrome for Android has been updated today, and along with improved scrolling and startup performance, there's also a pretty cool new feature — support for WebRTC. WebRTC is a free, open project that enables web browsers...
Android Central Chrome Extension

Introducing the all-new Android Central Chrome extension!

We have a new mission: Make getting the latest and greatest content from Android Central as quick and as easy as possible. And to that end, we're proud to present the Android Central Chrome Extension.  As the name implies, it's an extension that lives in your Chrome browser that serves up the...
Chromecast

Chromecast setup and first impressions

It only takes a few simple steps and you'll be up and running with Chromecast and your favorite content Google caught more than a few people off guard Wednesday when it revealed Chromecast, a Chrome-powered HDMI dongle designed to bring the best content from any device to your TV. It doesn't...
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Hands-on with the Chromecast: Pictures and video of Google's newest living room play

'The easiest way to watch online video on your TV' We've just wrapped up at the Google "Breakfast" event here in San Francisco where they announced among other things the Chromecast. This little Chrome-powered dongle is here as a simple way to "cast" content from your phone, tablet or laptop to...

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