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.

Google’s new Chromebook Pixel touts USB-C ports

As expected, Google has come out with a revamped Chromebook Pixel to add to its growing army of Chrome OS ultrabooks. And as expected, the Pixel still bore the same high resolution screen that made it so interesting 2013. Sadly, it actually is still the same 12.85-inch 2560x1700 touch-sensitive screen with the 3:2 aspect ratio and not even slightly higher. One interesting tidbit about the new model though is that it bears not one but two USB-C ports, hinting at a positive future for the new reversible plug standard.

Acer upgrades Chromebox CXI with 4th-gen IntelCore i3 chip

August of last year, Acer launched the Chromebox CXI that supports TPM 1.2 and a small footprint. Half a year later, the Taiwanese company updates the CXI lineup by adding a model that runs the 4th-gen IntelCore i3 4030U dual-core processor and supports 4k and 2K displays. Chromebox is now easier to manage and deploy, thanks to the Google Management Console, a web-based console that lets anyone control a set of Chrome OS-powered computers.

Chromebook Pixel slated for (modest) refresh

The sleek Chromebook Pixel, source of more than a bit of squabbling when it first came out a couple years ago, will be getting a refresh in the near future, it has been confirmed. The upgrade will be a modest one by the looks of it, though all the details on what, exactly, can be expected haven't yet been revealed. What we do know points toward the need for reasonable expectations: Google makes it clear this is more or less a "proof of concept" device, and it won't be available on the mass level.
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