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Andromium wants to turn your smartphone into a desktop

You've got a mighty powerful computer right in your pocket. It may not match a desktop or even a laptop in sheer power, but it makes up for portability and convenience. But what if your smartphone can actually become your desktop? Not by simply mirroring the smartphone display to a larger screen. We already have lots of those going around. This Andromium Kickstarter wants to give you a real desktop experience, as much as you can squeeze inside your smartphone.

Sony kills off SUS software, points to PC Companion instead

If you have been a Sony smartphone fan for a while now – even in the early days of Sony Ericsson – you would be familiar with the Sony Update Service, or SUS (which before that was the SEUS). It was the definitive Windows PC software to get if you didn’t want to use Sony’s PC Companion, but now we can tell you with certainty that the SUS is dead.

AOC gets into the Android All-In-One PC game

AOC might not be at the top when it comes to Android devices, but its budget prices and brand give it a bit of edge over other low-cost options. Now it is trying to bring that combination into a new device segment with the A2272PW4T and A2472PW4T all-in-one Android PCs.

Acer Android All-In-One TA272HUL review

Running Android on a 27-inch all-in-one style desktop isn't something we thought about all that much. Sure, we saw Acer announce the Android AIO TA272HUL back in January during CES, but the setup wasn't shipping and any thoughts we had simply faded away. Acer reached out in March offering to send us a review unit, and while eager to accept, we do have to admit we were a bit skeptical going into this review. At risk of offering a spoiler, we were surprised with how much use and attention the computer received.

Acer Android AIO TA272HUL: hands-on and first-impressions

Acer originally unveiled the TA272HUL Android All-in-One back in January. The announcement arrived during CES. More to the point for today -- Acer recently provided us with a unit for review. We have to admit that having Android (in this case 4.2 Jelly Bean with the Play Store) running on a 27-inch display seems a bit crazy. We'll likely have more to say as we get deeper into the review, but for now we wanted to share some images and some first impression style thoughts.

Google Now desktop notifications arriving with latest Chrome beta

About a week earlier we saw mention of Google Now arriving with the latest Chrome Canary update. Due to that release, as well as the previous leaks, it was just a matter of time before things progressed and Google Now began arriving for more desktop users. Well, it seems there has been a bit of progress made and Google Now has begun arriving for desktop users running the latest Chrome beta.

Google Now arrives on desktop with latest Chrome Canary build

This is far from the first time there has been talk of getting Google Now on your desktop system, however this is something that is possible as of today. The Google Now support is available for those using Chrome on either Mac or Windows. Or more specifically, the Canary build of Chrome, which basically means this is an early release and likely one that is not quite ready for primetime use.
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