Tag Archives: Google

Chrome OS 42 goes official, brings Google Now to Chromebooks

Late last month, Google previewed a new launcher for Chrome OS, but as of the new Chrome OS 42 release, the new launcher is now available to the masses. Launcher 2.0 in Chrome OS 42 has a new look that’s based on the Material Design look and feel featured in Android Lollipop. Google Now integration […]

Hands on: Google’s new $999 Chromebook Pixel makes big changes under the hood

Two years is eons in tech time, and that’s how long we’ve had to wait for a new Chromebook Pixel, which Google announced Wednesday. Yes, this is a new version of the super-premium, high-priced flagship that debuted to oohs, ahhs, and why?s in early 2013, when most Chromebooks were little cheap plastic things, and desktop […]

Google’s new Chromebook Pixel features excellent battery life, USB Type-C ports

Google’s original Chromebook Pixel strode boldly toward a brighter, more Web-centric world–and left most of us behind, unfortunately. Google’s new Pixel still tries to lead the way, but with apps and services to help justify its updated, premium hardware. Google launched two new Pixels–not the Pixel 2, but the “new Pixel”–on Wednesday, with a $999 base model […]

Chromebook Pixel 2 rumors grow, as Google pulls a video confirming its existence

A few recent rumors intimated that Google was working on a new Chromebook Pixel. Now, a video has reportedly surfaced where Google executives confirmed the Pixel 2’s existence–but then made the video private. Bloggers at OMG! Chrome! have been chasing the reports of the new Pixel for some time, when they unearthed what could be […]

‘OK Google’ could be coming soon to a Chromebook near you

Google’s software engineers are looking at bringing a little bit of Android to the Chromebook.�Fran�ois Beaufort, who works on Google’s Chromium open-source browser, announced on Friday�that new developer builds of the Chromebook’s software let you ask it whatever you want using the “OK Google” voice commands. According to�Beaufort, the Chromebook’s support for “OK Google” queries […]

Lenovo B50-30 review: A £200 budget Windows laptop to rival Google’s Chromebooks

Price: 200 Rating: 7 Lenovo’s B50-30 is a Windows 8 budget laptopcosting just £200, putting it in direct competition with Google’s Chromebooks. Also see: Best budget laptops 2014. Two hundred pounds for a brand-new Windows laptop? That’s got to be an irresistible attention-grabber for anyone looking for a working laptop on a budget. We’ve been […]

Dell Chromebook 11 review: Fast, smart and portable – what more do you want from a Google Chromebook?

Price: 239 Rating: 8 It might be Dell’s first attempt at a Chromebook, but the Chromebook 11 ticks all our boxes as a fast, cheap and reliable laptop.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. Another newcomer to the Chromebook shores is PC behemoth Dell. The Chromebook 11 […]

Dell brings Google’s Chrome OS to desktops

Dell will ship its first desktops with Google’s Chrome operating system this month. The company’s two Chromebox desktops are small, almost identical in features and can be easily held in one hand. Both rely on Internet services and apps provided through the Chrome OS, but have different usage models. At US$179, the Dell Chromebox is […]

Acer releases its own Chromebox, bringing the Google OS to desktops

Taiwanese PC maker Acer is bringing Google’s Chrome operating system to desktops with a new unit that will arrive in the U.S. next month. Acer’s Chromebox CXI, announced on Thursday, puts the Chrome OS into a small enclosure measuring 0.6 liters in volume. It runs an Intel Celeron 2957U dual-core 1.4GHz processor, has a 16GB […]

Google bringing Android mobile devices closer to Chromebooks

Chromebooks will soon be able to receive notifications and run applications from Android smartphones and tablets. Google is trying to bridge the gap Chromebook laptops and Android mobile devices, making app and data exchange seamless, said Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, during a keynote Wednesday at the Google I/O conference […]

Google promises to patch Chrome OS for 5 years

Google has extended its guaranteed support for Chrome OS on vendors’ Chromebooks to five years, adding a year of support to nearly every device. Like Microsoft’s better-known 10-year support lifecycle for Windows, only half as long, Google promises to provide security patches, bug fixes and feature changes to owners of Chromebooks, the usually-inexpensive laptops powered […]

Google and Intel team up for Chromebook push, new Core i3 and Bay Trail-M models revealed

Google and Intel have partnered up to give Chrome OS a big marketing push, with new intel-powered Chromebook laptops arriving later this year

Google partners Citrix to deliver Windows in enterprise Chromebooks

Citrix has partnered with Google to deliver business-critical Windows apps to Google Chromebooks, and has already pulled in major clients, such as Woolworths. Google’s Chromebooks for Business, combined with Citrix’s XenApp virtual app delivery solution and Citrix Receiver for HTML5, will enable customers to deliver all types of Windows apps using Citrix HDX technology. Citrix […]

Microsoft and Google aren’t happy with mutant Android-Windows hybrids

Microsoft may be comfortable with Windows Phone and Android splitting time on a single phone, but when it comes to PCs, fuhgeddaboutit. Google also isn’t too thrilled with the idea of Frankenstein Android-Windows computers, and at least one PC maker may have to dump the hybrid devices from their lineup as a result. Asus, makers […]

Google pushes Chrome app store with more money-making options for devs

Google yesterday said it would let developers of Chrome packaged apps issue free trials and offer in-app purchases, and allow creators of browser extensions to charge for their wares for the first time. The moves were described by Google as additional ways for developers to monetize their work building apps and add-ons for Chrome (the […]

Google and HP pull Chromebook 11 from shelves due to overheating chargers

Google and HP have been forced to stop selling the recently launched Chromebook 11 due to faulty chargers. The HP Chromebook 11 went on sale a few weeks ago at £229 but it has been pulled from the Google Play Store and other retailers such as Amazon. The Chrome OS laptop has a faulty charger […]

Acer C270 Chromebook launched with Haswell internals, 100GB Google Drive storage

Acer’s C270 Chromebook has been officially revealed, bringing Intel’s Haswell processors to the range for the first time

Google, HP’s Chromebook 11 on sale for £229

The new Chromebook 11 developed by Google and Hewlett-Packard has gone on sale for US$279 (£229), and can be powered by the same charger used for Android tablets and smartphones. The laptop runs on Chrome OS, and is designed for people who do most of their computing on the Internet. It has an 11.6-inch screen […]

HP, Google team up on featherweight $279 Chromebook 11

After releasing the “prototype” Chromebook Pixel earlier this year, Google has gone the opposite way for the mass market with the lightweight, low-powered Chromebook 11 from HP. Google and HP collaborated on the design of the new Chromebook, which ships this week for $279. It is essentially a successor to last year’s $250 Chromebook from Samsung, […]

Google, HP’s Chromebook 11 on sale for $279

The new Chromebook 11 developed by Google and Hewlett-Packard has gone on sale for US$279, and can be powered by the same charger used for Android tablets and smartphones. The laptop runs on Chrome OS, and is designed for people who do most of their computing on the Internet. It has an 11.6-inch screen and […]

Google Nexus 7 (2013)

The refreshed Google Nexus 7 (2013) improves on the original in almost every way – it’s more expensive but we still think it’s the best compact Android tablet around

Intel, Google show ‘next-generation’ Chromebooks

Intel and Google showed off the next generation of Chromebooks from Hewlett-Packard, Acer and Toshiba, which will be faster and more power-efficient than predecessors.        

Google, Intel cement ties on Chrome OS, could weaken Wintel

New Chromebooks announced this week signal Intel’s willingness to broaden its horizons and work with companies like Google, at the expense of its long-standing Windows partnership with Microsoft.        

Google’s Chromebook enters adulthood, thanks to Intel

Intel’s decision to bring its Haswell chips to Google’s Chromebook might make it the system it was meant to be.        

4 Things You’ll Love About Google’s Chromebook Pixel – and 4 Things You’ll Hate

I’ve been using Google’s latest Chrome-OS-powered Chromebook laptop computer, the Pixel, for the past three months. At Google’s annual I/O developer conference in May, the company distributed Chromebook Pixels to more than 6,000 attendees, and I walked away with a Pixel review unit. Though I don’t feel qualified to write a full, in-depth review–at least […]