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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. …

The Cornerplay: Price is the only weapon Chromebooks have against Windows

On an absolute basis, one device is clearly better than the other; but the expectations for what a Chromebook is supposed to do is so much lower that, relatively, Acer's C720 Chromebook feels like a better device than it really is. Asus' popular T100 budget hybrid, on the other hand, gets compared to other Windows laptops (or the iPad Air) and doesn't look as good in the comparison.

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HP to launch 14-inch Slatebook powered by Android

HP is preparing to launch an Android-based notebook called the Slate 14. Unlike some of the hybrid implementations we’ve already seen, this system is poised to be one of just a few full-fledged Android-based notebooks to hit the market.

LG reportedly creating its first Chrome OS devices

LG has created Android devices over the past while, and now it looks as though it may be teaming up with Google for another kind of product. A report from TMWatch points at LG and Google getting together to produce…

Wave of freshly minted Chromebooks to arrive later this year

Despite the ostensibly small niche Chromebooks occupy, a recent rumor suggests another wave of Chrome-inspired laptops are on the way anyhow. The bulk of those upcoming models are expected to arrive during the second half of 2013 with a growing number of manufacturers…

Andy Rubin steps down as Android chief

Andy Rubin has decided to step down as the head of Google’s Android division. He will be handing the reins over to Sundar Pichai who will take over Android in addition to his work with Chrome and Apps, according to…

Meet Google OS: Chrome OS when it was based on Firefox

Former Google engineer and web-based OS pioneer Jeff Nelson recently blogged about the possible origins of Chrome OS and recounts a number of fascinating historical anecdotes. Perhaps his most surprising detail though, is before there was Chrome OS -- or even Chrome,…

Chrome Remote Desktop loses beta tag, gains new features

Last year, Google released a remote connection software plug-in for Chrome that allowed users to remotely access other PCs through the popular browser. The move was likely inspired by the need of extending functionality to Google's Chromebooks, which purposely come…