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The Andromeda strain: A new Google OS?

Veteran fans of thriller author Michael Crichton may recall that his career kicked into high gear with the 1969 release of a novel entitled “The Andromeda Strain.” The book described the impact of a deadly microbe strain delivered to earth…

Google is testing a storage manager for Chrome OS

Google is testing a storage manager for Chrome OS that will help users determine which content is hogging their limited drive space. The feature will be especially useful now that the company is bringing Android apps and games to the…

Android apps arrive on Chrome OS dev build

The Asus Chromebook Flip just became the first Chrome OS device to officially get Android apps, with more to follow soon. Flip owners on the Chrome OS developer channel can now update to version 53.0.2768 and access the Play Store…

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.