A Lenovo Thinkpad Chromebook on the canary channel has been upgraded to Android 7.1.1, fueling speculation that Nougat could arrive with Chrome OS 56 in January.
A recent update to the experimental Canary channel of Chrome OS shows that it is now able to run Android apps based on 7.1.1 Nougat.
ASUS has a brand new Chromebook Flip, and it's one of the best, and best-looking, Chromebooks we've seen to date. The ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 may cost more than the average Chrome OS device, but that's because the Taiwanese company...Show More Summary
Samsung has teamed up with Google to create the Chromebook Plus and Pro, two Chrome OS laptops that are the first to natively support Google Play apps. Both feature 360-degree rotating touchscreens, a built-in stylus, quad high-definition screens, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and more. The Samsung Chromebook Plus will be priced […]
Google is ready to push Android’s presence on Chromebooks — and Samsung is making some new hardware to help. Samsung on Wednesday announced a new pair of Chrome OS machines, the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro, which Google says...Show More Summary
Although Chrome OS hasn’t taken off in an appreciable way for the average consumer, it has certainly taken a foot hold in education, especially in the US. Today Acer is announcing a new Chromebook aimed directly at that market in the Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731). Show More Summary
The battle between Samsung and arch-rival Apple is set to reach new heights this year, with the two smartphone giants releasing what appears to be their most important devices yet in the form of the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8. While rumors about the two devices have been generally encouraging, a new leak coming... Show More Summary
2016 has been a big year for Linux. Chromebooks continue to sell like hotcakes, and Chrome OS is technically a Linux distro. But Google’s web-centric devices are hardly what free software enthusiasts had in mind when cracking the same...Show More Summary
Chromebooks – low-priced, Wi-Fi-dependent, long-lasting laptops that run on Chrome OS – make more sense than ever. They lend themselves to both student and professional use and offer easy access to cloud-based media and documents. If...Show More Summary
The strangest device I’ve used this year is Lenovo’s Yoga Book, specifically the Android variant, which costs $499. Without question, the two-in-one tablet is worthy of praise for being distinctive. But what makes it different also makes it impractical. Which is why I was not particularly excited to hear that Lenovo will come out with […]
A Lenovo executive has confirmed the company will be releasing a Chrome OS variant of the Lenovo Yoga Book in 2017.
You've decided on a Chrome OS — now you just have to choose which one fits your needs best. Plenty of people have started to consider Chrome OS computers — whether that's for a primary, secondary or travel machine — for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being price and simplicity. Show More Summary
Over the past few months, we've seen a number of reports suggesting that Google has been dutifully working on a plan to merge its Chrome OS with Android. This particular rumor first began to pick up steam following a Wall Street Journal...Show More Summary
Hiroshi Lockheimer. Google VP of Android, Chrome OS and Play, said the platforms would continue to influence each other but stated there would be "no point" in a merger.
Hiroshi Lockheimer discusses the differences between Android and ChromeOS and why Google doesn't have plans to merge the two, despite borrowing features from each other.
Three more Chromebooks, two from Acer and one from ASUS, can now run Android apps via an update on the Chrome OS developer channel.
Four more Chromebooks are receiving support for Android apps this week, with plenty more to come. The latest Chrome OS devices to receive support through the developer channel are the Dell Chromebook 13, HP 13, Samsung Chromebook 3, and ASUS C301SA. Getting Google Play and Android apps up and running is relatively simple. Show More Summary