Chrome OS

Acer C910, C740 Chromebook hands-on: built to endure students

Acer has just unveiled two new Chromebooks that have been designed with educational use squarely in mind. But aside from the usual strappings of a budget-friendly, cloud-backed portable, these devices have one special feature to boast of: durability. Since these notebooks are targeted for use in schools and by students, Acer has equipped them with a few features that improve the hardiness of the Chromebooks to withstand the wear and tear of everyday academic use.

Google to pull out Chrome to Mobile extension starting February

Bad news for those who frequently use the "Print to my Phone" feature on Chrome web browser: Google is pulling out the Chrome to Mobile browser extension from Google Cloud Print starting next month. By early February, you will not be able to "print" directly to the phone or send web content from a computer to a mobile device. Instead of the Chrome extension, you are requested to use the tab sync now.

Acer announces biggest Chromebook with 15-inch display, Core i3

Acer, which says it has 40% of the market in the Chromebook segment, has announced that they are releasing the world's biggest Chromebook (so far). The Chromebook 15 not only boasts of a 15.6-inch display, a huge leap from the previous largest 13-inch device, but is also the first of its kind to run on Intel's newest processor, the 5th generation Core i3.

HP quietly rolls out Touchscreen HP Chromebook 14 G3

Back in September, HP brought the the Chromebook 11 new colors together with the HP Slatebook 14. This holiday season, the company brings yet another Chromebook: the Touchscreen HP Chromebook 14 G3. It's not exactly new but it's a touchscreen version of the Chrome OS-running Chromebook 14 introduced a few months ago. This new version is now available in the United States with a $439.99 price tag--just in time for Christmas.

Google adds seven more Android apps to Chrome OS

Continuing its rather slow-paced expansion, Google has announced the addition of seven existing Android apps to the Chrome OS's supported roster. These Android apps, with very little to no change in their source code, will be able to run on any Chrome OS device, making it accessible from any device you might have at hand. Provided, of course, it's a Google device.

New Chromebook owners getting 1TB of Google Drive storage

As always, Google is becoming more generous than ever. Why, the Internet giant is giving Chromebook owners a special bonus for the holiday season. No, it won’t be giving away Nexus device but Google is giving 1TB of Google Drive storage for new Chromebook buyers for a couple of years. It’s not unlimited but the 1TB is a lot of storage you won’t be able to use it all up.

Chrome OS update for Stable Channel released with MTP

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.

Google Chrome hack allows Android apps to run on any desktop

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.
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