Tag Archive: Chrome


Opinion: Improvements I want to see from Chrome OS in 2019

Chrome OS has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years and it has slowly become one of my favorite operating systems to use. However, there are still several shortcomings that I’d like to see Google work to fix in 2019. While some are new on the scene others are longstanding personal pain points.

A Real File Manager

So, here’s the thing. People have used computers most of their lives now. Anyone alive in the booming era of the  [Read More…]

Brydge’s wireless keyboard and touchpad for Chrome OS will cost $99

Both accessories will each cost $ 99.

Amidst all of the madness that is CES 2019, we got an announcement for a couple new products that Chrome OS fans should be delighted to see. Coming from Brydge, the same company that makes the excellent G-TYPE Keyboard for the Pixel Slate, are the world’s first wireless keyboard and touchpad that are designed specifically for Chrome OS.

Starting first with the wireless keyboard, it uses Bluetooth 4.1 and promises  [Read More…]

How to turn on Smart Lock on Chrome OS

Google’s Chrome OS and Android are becoming more and more alike with each update. With that, certain features are also being shared across the two operating systems. One of the newest additions to this is Smart Lock coming to Chromebooks.

What’s it do?

Smart Lock allows for your Chromebook to be unlocked without a passcode while it’s linked to your Android phone. When the two devices are paired, you simply click your account photo or hit the enter key to  [Read More…]

Chrome OS may be where the Pixelbook finally makes sense.

I’ve owned a lot of laptops over the years. No, really, a lot. There have been at least 50 laptops in my history of using them over the past decade or so. In that vain, I’ve got a new toy in the Allen house. I just bought a Google Pixelbook this weekend. It’s been a long road to get to this clamshell, but there’s been a method and Chrome OS may finally be headed where the Pixelbook makes sense.

Where  [Read More…]

Assistant on Chrome OS, Samsung fined, and more Android news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Wednesday, October 24th, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, Google Assistant comes to Chrome OS devices, OnePlus 6T passes through Verizon,  [Read More…]

Chrome may soon embrace Snapdragon laptops with native ARM version

A native ARM version of Chrome could bring better performance to the table.

One downside to picking up a Windows 10 on ARM laptop built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform is that traditional desktop apps require emulation, which brings an inevitable performance hit. But Chrome, the most popular browser on the market, could be close to circumventing that limitation.

Speaking in an interview with Android Authority at Arm TechCon, Qualcomm’s senior director of product management, Miguel Nunes, confirmed  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Slate hands-on: Chrome OS built to take on the Surface

The hardware is gorgeous, but Google has something to prove in the software.

Google threw a little shade at “laptops trying to act like tablets” as it announced its latest convertible two-in-one device, the Pixel Slate. Google doesn’t want to call this new device a laptop, or a tablet (though it’s listed in the “tablets” section on the Google Store), but something new altogether — a convergent device that splits the difference, without compromising.

In reality the  [Read More…]

Google unveils its own Chrome OS tablet, the Pixel Slate

Google still thinks tablets are in, so today the search giant unveiled the Pixel Slate.  A Chrome OS tablet, the new device comes with a detachable keyboard cover that can turn it into a laptop substitute.

The product starts at $ 599 and will be available later this year. Google will be offering it in a variety of configuration, the most expensive one being quite high-end with an 8th gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.  [Read More…]

How to Run Android apps in your Chrome browser on any PC

Want to run Android apps on your laptop or desktop, but you don’t have a Chromebook? Don’t worry, you can still do it. You might not know this, but Chrome has a tool that lets you test out Android apps in-browser.

Certainly, it makes sense to put some Android apps on your laptop. We’re talking about those that have no web equivalent like Snapchat or Evernote. Not to mention games. Any app that’s frustrating to use on a smaller screen,  [Read More…]

Google’s Chrome browser gets a new look and features as it turns 10

Google’s Chrome browser turned 10 over the weekend and to mark the event, the developer team has announced a big update that brings a new look and a few other improvements.

Chrome usually gets updated every six weeks, but on the browser’s 10th birthday, Google is going the extra mile in the enhancement department.

The new update will be coming your way today and will be visible on all platforms including desktop, Android and iOS. Here’s what you can expect.

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