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  1. Windroid

    Chrome OS / Chromebooks

    Folks: What are your thoughts on Chrome OS and Chromebooks? And do you use Chrome OS yourself?
  2. Windroid

    Blurring the Lines between Android and Chrome OS

    Mods: Feel free to move this thread if I've put it in the wrong place (I'm new here). Android and Chrome OS were originally separate projects, but the lines between the two have become very blurred. Here's my personal experience: I tried out a Surface Go 3, to replace my ageing 7th Gen. Kindle...
  3. Android News

    Chromebook split-screening for Android apps now available in Canary channel

    Google recently added split-screen snapping to Chrome OS so you could easily put two windows or web apps side-by-side. Unfortunately, it didn't apply to Android apps before, but that functionality has now been added to the Chrome OS Canary channel.
  4. Android News

    Chrome OS 64 hits stable channel

    Chrome OS 64 beta allowed you to run Android apps side-by-side just as you can with regular laptop apps. This improvement and more should now be part of the latest stable release, which is up to version number 64.0.3282.134 (Platform version: 10176.65.0). Another notable addition is a new...
  5. Android News

    This might be the first Chrome OS tablet

    A photo emerged in a now-deleted tweet of what appears to be an Acer tablet running Chrome OS. The photo was snapped by an attendee at the Bett education and technology show in London and shows what would be the first ever Chrome OS tablet. There's a visible Acer logo on the bottom bezel.
  6. Android News

    Android's notification dots are coming to Chrome OS

    New commits to the Chrome OS repository suggest we could be seeing Oreo's notification dots on Chrome OS soon.
  7. Android News

    10 new Chromebooks get access to Google Play

    10 more Chromebooks are getting the Google Play Store. The goods will come either through stable or beta channels, depending on which device you have.
  8. Android News

    The ASUS Chromebox 3 is destined for businesses

    ASUS has been making a Chromebox since 2014, and they're announcing a new one at CES 2018. Unfortunately, details are rather limited: we know it'll run an "8th generation Intel Core processor" with an untold amount of DDR4-2400 RAM.
  9. Android News

    HP announces two new Chromebooks and the Chromebox G2 desktop

    HP just unveiled two new Chromebooks, one 11-inch and one 13-inch, targeted towards the educational market. The company also announced the Chromebox G2, a successor to the 2014 HP Chromebox.
  10. Android News

    Chrome OS bringing parallel tasks for Android soon

    A new report says parallel tasks that allow Android apps to run the background on Chrome OS will make an appearance in the latest version of the OS.
  11. Android News

    CrossOver mobile revived as a Chrome OS port

    Codeweavers has announced that CrossOver for Android is being put into open beta. CrossOver allows you to run Windows apps on other platforms. The company had been working on an Android port, but ultimately suspended the project due to market circumstances. It has since been revived as a boon...
  12. Android News

    The latest version of Chrome OS includes file manager improvements and KRACK fixes

    Chrome OS 62 is now rolling out and features a new design for Chrome OS notifications, improvements to the file manager, and fixes for the KRACK vulnerability.
  13. Android News

    How to customize your Google Chrome and Chromebook searches

    Dieter from The Verge gives users a few tips to customize Google Chrome and Chromebook URL searches to "supercharge your URL bar".
  14. Android News

    Chrome OS 61 brings a new login screen, new app launcher, and more

    Chrome OS is getting a few visual tweaks for v61, which has started to roll out to users. Notable changes include a newly designed login screen and a redesigned app launcher. The changes should make it more touch friendly for devices like the upcoming PixelBook.
  15. Android News

    Chromebooks will soon have a 'Recent' folder

    Chrome OS Canary builds were updated to add a shortcut to a folder filled with recently accessed files.
  16. Android News

    Google adds split-screen snapping to Chrome OS tablet mode

    Once you enable Developer Mode on your Chromebook and manually turn on the -enable-tablet-splitview flag in the Chome OS Shell, a new split-screen feature becomes available. Once this is done, you can press the overlay button to see all your open windows, and drag them to different sides of the...
  17. Android News

    More Chromebooks from ASUS, Lenovo, and Dell get the Play Store

    More Chromebooks from ASUS, Lenovo and Dell are getting Google Play through the stable Chrome OS channel. Google promised all 2017 and beyond Chromebooks would have the Play Store.
  18. Android News

    Chromebooks losing 'OK Google' voice command

    A new report suggests the latest version of Chrome OS will remove the ability to perform a search using the OK Google hotword.
  19. Android News

    Touch-friendly controls are coming to Chrome OS

    The ChromeCanary version of ChromeOS has been updated with touch-friendly controls. A new video highlighting the feature was posted by a Google+ user.
  20. Android News

    ChromeOS to get a night light mode

    New Chromium code suggests Google is building a night light mode into ChromeOS. This should apply a reddish tint to the OS to ensure night time usage doesn't interfere with your ability to sleep.
  21. Android News

    Canary build of new Chrome OS update adds a power settings for when you close the lid

    The latest Canary build of Chrome OS shows a new feature that will eventually make its way into the stable brand of the operating system. This is the typical power setting for what the software should do when it detects the lid of a Chromebook has been closed.
  22. Android News

    Samsung Chromebook Pro may be suffering from a memory leak bug

    The Verge urges consumers not to buy the Samsung Chromebook Pro right now as the device seems to suffer from a memory leak bug that makes it difficult to use in any meaningful way.
  23. Android News

    Google is beta testing a Chrome OS emulator and you can sign up right now

    Google announced that they want to help application developers create a better large screen experience for their apps. This will mainly be for Chrome OS, so today the company announced they are beta testing an emulator so developers can test their applications.
  24. Android News

    Latest canary build of Chrome OS includes a Night Light feature

    Dark Mode settings are getting popular these days and even Google is experimenting with one for Chrome OS. The latest canary build of Chrome OS has this feature baked in, and should be pushed to the stable branch once the bugs are squashed.
  25. Android News

    Google partners with VMware to increase the adoption rate of Chromebooks...

    Microsoft recently launched their competitor to Chrome OS, and now Google looks to be getting more serious with Chrome OS. The company has just announced they're expanding their partnership with VMware to integrate with VMware Workspace ONE.