It turns out that the mysterious OP1 SoC inside Samsung's Chromebook Plus was designed by Rockchip but was certified by Google for use with Chrome OS.
Google has added a significant feature to its Chrome OS desktop operating system. The latest version of the dev channel of Chrome OS — version 58.0.3007.0 — lets you unlock your Chromebook using a fingerprint scanner. You can enable the new “Quick Unlock” feature by going to chrome://flags on a Chromebook. From there you can […]
When Google originally launched Chrome, it made a point of promoting the browser's performance over its competitors. But that was almost 10 years ago and both Chrome and Apple's desktop OS have changed... a lot. Given this large chunk of time, has Chrome remained on top of the pile when it comes to grunt? The answer is "mostly". More »
"It's based off of Android," I told myself. "How much of a learning curve could there be?" One of the biggest hurdles for me in giving Chrome OS a try was the realization that have to adjust the way that I work around the interface.Show More Summary
I'm chronicling my journey with my first Chromebook, the Asus Chromebook Flip. Join me. In spite of my obvious allegiance to Android, the truth is that I've never owned or operated a Chromebook. Between two MacBook Pros and a Windows PC, I hardly had a reason to adopt a not-quite-a-desktop laptop. Show More Summary
The Samsung Chromebook Plus is designed to take advantage of the capabilities of the new generation of Chrome OS coming down the pipeline.
Google has an operating system problem. Namely, it has one too many: There’s Chrome OS on its Chromebook sect of laptops, and Android on everything else. The latter is easily the more popular and successful of the two. However, it’sShow More Summary
Chrome's screen reader is updated to help your Chromebook work even better with a braille display. ChromeVox, the default screen reader service on your Chromebook, got a hefty update with the latest version of Chrome OS. There are almost...Show More Summary
Get Kodi on your Chromebox in a flash using LibreElec! A Chromebox is a pretty cool and inexpensive way to get yourself (or your kids!) online with Chrome OS. They're easy to use and keep you safer than most computers while you work or play around. Show More Summary
Review: Chrome/Android integration is on the right track.
Google can brag a little about the security built into its browser-based Chrome OS.
Microsoft launched Windows 10 with an ambitious goal of getting 1 billion devices to run its operating "service". Last we checked, Windows 10 is on about 300 million devices. That's not a bad start, but how does the company get to 1...Show More Summary
Recent test builds of Windows 10 that were released to users signed up to Microsoft’s Insider program mention a new version of the OS. The findings were corroborated by ZDNet’s sources, who said that the company is building what’s called Windows 10 Cloud. Show More Summary
Spamming F5. It's more than a meme among update-seekers and auction snipers — it's one of the most regular actions we take online, and whenever we refresh a page, our browser takes much the same steps it's taken since the 90's. And that's not good, especially when we're on the go with our Android phones on sometimes-flimsy data connections. Show More Summary
Dell has launched three new laptops made with kids (and their parents and teachers) in mind. Capable of running Windows or Chrome OS, the laptops are all built to survive the rigors of the classroom and beyond, with rugged designs and...Show More Summary
A Google executive confirmed that we can expect to see tablets and detachables running Chrome OS with Android app support in the near future.
Some Android apps take to Chrome OS just fine, but others need a little extra help. Adobe is making sure its suite of extremely popular apps have a smooth transition to Chromebooks with an announcement today that it's optimizing many for the laptop form factor. Show More Summary
Chrome OS isn't just for laptops anymore. Google's Rajen Sheth has confirmed his company hopes to see more Chrome OS form factors in the future, including detachables and tablets based on the OS.
The software that powers Google's laptops will likely come to tablets, as Google makes a big push in schools.