Chrome OS

Acer to launch first all-in-one Chromebase computer this month

Acer is set to expand its product line through industry first all-in-one computer devices running on Chrome OS. Acer is no stranger to the Chrome OS via its Chromebook offerings, but these two devices – a non-touchscreen all-in-one computer and a variant with touchscreen – will be a whole new product line for the Taiwan-based outfit, and the products are set to be available in the US market this month.

Lockheimer talks Android future, yearly release still on

Year 2006 proved to be life-changing for Hiroshi Lockheimer when he joined Google to work on a mobile operating system which we now know as Android. Lockheimer was personally invited by Andy Rubin, co-founder and then CEO of Android, who was also his former boss at Danger Research. Rubin already left Google but his former software engineer remained at the tech giant and is now the Google VP of engineering. His position now includes working on Android and Chrome OS.

India gets two new Chromebooks for below $250, with more to come

Google has introduced two new sub-$250 Chromebooks into the Indian market. Manufactured locally by Nexan and Xolo and just like the other Chromebooks, the machines are powered by the web-based Chrome OS platform. Google said that they will be bringing more machines like this from other manufacturers like ASUS, Samsung, and other locally based OEMs so that the Indian market will have a lot more to choose from and solidifying the South Asian country as a market to watch out for when it comes to tech products and all.

Lenovo intros new ThinkCentre Chromebox

Chinese computer tech company Lenovo has just added a new product to its ThinkCentre lineup in the form of the ThinkCentre Chromebox. It’s already the biggest PC maker today and yet Lenovo still wants to prove it’s the best by joining the Chromebox game. This new product is exciting as we can add this to the rapidly growing list of Chromebox units available from various manufacturers. This new Chrome-OS running mini computer is designed especially for education and small businesses, even with its compact form, this small computer still impresses with great performance, space-saving solution, and an easy-to-manage ecosystem.

Chrome Live event this April 23 will focus on Chrome for work

Sorry to burst your bubble but Chrome Live isn't what you think. It is not another Google-developed Chrome product to add to your already growing collection of Android- and Chrome-powered devices. It's a Google event happening online. Google just announced the first Chrome Live happening on April 23, an online event that will allow the search company to show off Chrome for Work. Since it's an online event, you can say this is one global affair.

More Android apps ready for Chrome OS, porting now open to everyone

In case you didn't know yet, Android apps can now run on Chrome OS. However, you can't just download all apps you see on the Google Play Store because some porting still needs to be done. The first Android apps from Chrome OS were made available September last year and Google added seven more a few months later. This week, the Internet giant has added four more apps so this means there are now 28 Android apps ready to run on your Chromebook.

Chrome OS on Beta receives new launcher with Google Now

If you're testing out Chrome OS beta, you'd be happy to know that Google has added a new feature that is expected to speed things up: the Chrome Launcher 2.0. Launchers have been very useful on smartphones but it's only now that desktops can take advantage of them the same way in mobile devices. Launchers are not just simple shortcuts because they offer more information and easy access to apps you often use.
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