Chrome OS’ Stable Channel has recently been updated for all Chrome OS-powered, Chromeboxes excluded. The 38.0.2125.101 update is released for Stable Channel and is expected to roll out in most Chrome devices the next few days.
Naysayers about Chromebooks' usefulness for more "professional" work beyond cloud-based document editing now have one less argument to use. Google has just announced that the Chrome OS-toting laptops can now be used for photo editing and digital painting thanks to Adobe's Creative Cloud and Photoshop.
Recently, Google made an interesting addition to Chrome which allows it to run certain Android applications through what it called ARC or “App Runtime for Chrome”. There were limits to what ARC could do – like running only on Chrome OS and only for certain apps – but the good Android developers generally dislike limits, so a developer named “Vladimir” went on a process of taking the limits away.
Bringing its two "mobile" platforms closer together, Google has just revealed the pioneers of its "Android apps on Chrome OS" endeavor. Now you will be able to run Evernote, Duolingo, Vine, and Sight Words on any Chromebook, or any device that runs Google's Chrome OS for that matter.
In February, Google announced the “Chromebox for Meetings” initiative as Google wanted to expand its considerable market reach into the enterprise space. Dell – a global leader in enterprise computers and devices – has taken up the cause with its new Dell Chromebox for Meetings.
If you thought Google's Chrome OS-toting laptop wannabe's were dirt cheap, then wait for MediaTek to join the club. Recent commits to the open source Chromium source code revealed a MediaTek employee adding support for what could be a Chromebook running on its chips. But the question is, of course, whether it will actually be worth the price.
To date most Chromebooks have been powered by the smaller mobile processors – including Intel’s Atom and Celeron processors, and Samsung’s Exynos. With the exception of Google’s Pixel – which is powered by an Intel i5 chip –the Chromebook market has been the territory of smaller processors. Acer is looking to change that by putting out two Chromebook variations under the C720 model powered by 4th gen Intel i3 processors.
It is not widely known that there is not a single Chromebook out there with an NVIDIA chip powering it. If you look under the hood, most netbooks running Google’s Chrome OS will have either an Intel mobile processor or in some cases, Samsung’s Exynos chips. This is why Acer’s CB5 Chromebook, whose pictures leaked online, is a bit strange – it is rumored to have an NVIDIA chip powering it.
Google has rolled out the latest update for Play Movies and TV. This particular update deals with the Chrome side, specifically for Chromebooks. We are referring to the Google Play Movies & TV Chrome app (extension) which now supports offline playback.
Over the weekend, HP officially unveiled two notebook devices for fans of Google's software bundles. These include the Android-powered Slatebook leaked last month, as well as new variants of the company's existing Chromebook 11 series.