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Confirmed: Chrome OS is getting Android apps

A session description from Google I/O has confirmed that Chrome OS will be getting Android apps and access to the Google Play Store very shortly. It seems as though this information has been revealed ahead of an official announcement at…

Experts weigh in on Asus' new $85 PC-on-a-stick, Chromebit

Asus and Google announced a PC-on-a-stick concept called Chromebit earlier this year. The Chrome OS-based mobile computer was expected to launch over the summer for less than a hundred bucks (marketing speak for $99.99) but ultimately, it was delayed… until…

Google: Chrome OS isn't going anywhere (for now)

Google loves Chrome OS and is not getting rid of it. That’s not verbatim what Google's latest Chrome blog post said, but it’s close. After a senior executive tweeted on Friday that "there's a ton of momentum for Chromebooks and…

This robot tests Android and Chrome OS for lag

Google uses a cool robot called the TouchBot to test Android and Chrome OS for end-to-end latency: the time it takes for appropriate elements to appear on the display after your finger hits the touchscreen. By analyzing the data from…

Dell announces new Chromebook 11 and a Windows-based counterpart

Dell has just announced a refreshed model of its education-focused Chromebook 11, featuring a more durable design and slightly upgraded hardware including a dual-core, Intel Bay Trail-M Celeron processor clocked at 2.16GHz alongside a 10-hour battery and a faster 802.11ac…

Acer's massive Chromebook 15 packs Intel Broadwell processor

Chromebooks are most often marketed to those looking for a highly portable machine but that’s no longer the case as Acer has announced a massive (for Chromebook standards, anyway) 15.6-inch Chromebook it’s calling the Chromebook 15.

First batch of Android apps for Chrome OS have arrived

Support for Android apps on Chromebooks has finally arrived. After making the announcement during Google I/O in June, the first Android apps for Chrome OS are now available to download – there just aren’t very many of them yet. …