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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. …

Google goes mainstream with Haswell-based Chromebooks

Google on Wednesday announced a new wave of Chromebooks powered by Intel’s battery-sipping Haswell processors. The search giant revealed the new machines at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco where they claim new generation models will ship with battery…

Chromebooks take 20-25% of sub-$300 laptop market in US

The excitement surrounding netbooks is long gone, with every major manufacturer walking away from the market in favour of higher-margin products and people opting for tablets or more powerful ultra-slim laptops instead. But there’s still room for laptops in the…

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…

Lenovo may be preparing several Chromebooks for May release

Rumor has it that one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world is preparing to release a Chromebook in just a few short months. It’s widely known that Acer and Samsung have similar machines based on Google’s popular OS…

Chrome OS 20 adds Google Drive and offline Docs support

Google has announced the arrival of Chrome 20 to the stable channel for Chrome OS, the company's browser-based operating system for Chromebooks. The update brings Google Drive front and center, adds offline Google Docs support and also manages to stamp…

Google announces Chrome for iOS, Chromebooks at Best Buy

With day 2 of Google’s I/O 2012 conference underway the Internet giant is following up from yesterday’s Android-related announcement by shifting its focus to Chrome. Namely, the company has confirmed that the fast and full-featured browser will be available later…