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Google has discontinued the $999 Chromebook Pixel laptop and has said that it will not be restocking the device, although customers can still purchase the more expensive version of the Pixel.
Google is preparing to offer "over a million apps and games on Google Play to install and use on your Chromebook", and we're likely to find out more at its I/O developer conference next month.
Days after a report from the Wall Street Journal suggested that Chrome OS would be killed off and folded into Android, the tech giant has stated that Chrome OS is 'here to stay'.
From launch days and Device Nights, to Kinect price cuts, hold-ups at HTC, trouble at TalkTalk, and a surprisingly affordable Kangaroo, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
According to a new report, Google is planning to follow in Microsoft's footsteps and merge Chrome OS with its mobile offering, Android. The unified operating system is slated for a launch in 2017.
Google Chrome's notification center is being removed due to lack of interest on most desktop platforms in the latest measure to streamline the popular web-browser.
The K400 Plus is designed for the living room with a range of ten meters from your TV, offering battery life of up to 18 months, and compatibility with Windows 7/8/10, Android 5.0 and Chrome OS.
Following the launch of the Neowin Deals store, we're happy to celebrate the occasion by giving away a Chromebook Pixel worth $1000 to one lucky reader; multiple entry options are available.
Google and ASUS have unveiled some new affordable devices today including a convertible Chromebook with a screen that flips around and the Chromebit, a computer on a stick running Chrome OS.
Google has announced the successor to its high-end Chromebook Pixel notebook, which includes an optional "Ludicrous Speed" model featuring a Core i7 processor and a whopping 16GB of RAM.
It's been two years since Google launched its high-end Chromebook Pixel, a $1300 Chrome OS laptop with a 13-inch touchscreen - and the company has now confirmed that a new model is on the way.
HP has just unveiled a couple of new mini Windows PCs, that come with affordable prices, decent internals and the promise of taking on the company's previously launched Chromeboxes.
Tablet sales growth has almost ground to a halt with the iPad seeing its first yearly decline. However, Android and Windows-powered tablets are seeing continued improvements over market averages.
Google demonstrated 'App Runtime' earlier this year-- a middleman (of sorts) that allowed Android apps to natively run on Chrome OS. Google has now made a set of these apps available for download.
China has made it known that it hopes to have its own operating system by October to take on rivals like Microsoft, Google, and Apple so it can reduce its dependency on foreign software.
Let's run with the assumption that Chromebooks are doing well. Advocates claim non-tech savvy consumers choose Chromebooks for generally three reasons: simplicity, low maintenance, and easy usage...
The developer preview version of Google's Chrome OS has revealed an "Easy Unlock" feature used to unlock the device using a smartphone, which may be included in a stable version in the near future.
Google's most recent Chrome OS feature looks strikingly similar to the snap feature Microsoft created for Windows 8, positioning to the left or right side at a fraction of the screen size.
Microsoft and Dell have announced a cross-patent licensing agreement, where Dell will use Microsoft patents in Android and Chrome OS devices and Microsoft will use Dell patents in its Xbox consoles.
A new report from the NPD Group claims that from January to November 2013 sales of Chromebooks took up 21 percent of all commercial notebook sales in the U.S.
HP and Google are no longer selling their recently launched Chromebook 11 notebook because of reports that its charger is overheating, but current owners can use any other micro-USB charger.
Chrome OS Beta, version 30.0.1599.30, adds a variety of new features and improvements. The Chromebook Pixel is currently the only chromebook that sports a touch screen, but that may soon change.
Research firm NPD says that sales of the Chrome OS-based Chromebooks now have claimed 20 to 25 percent of the sub-$300 laptop market in the US and five percent of all PC sales.
Microsoft has announced it has entered a patent licensing deal with Foxconn's parent company. The company will now receive royalty payments for every Android and Chrome OS device manufactured there.
Market share statistics provided by NetMarketShare indicate that Chrome OS' share after two years on the market is just 0.023%, lower than Windows RT after three months of availability
Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said today that the company has no plans to merge its popular Android mobile operating system with its Chrome OS, although there could be some overlap.
Google has unveiled the first premium Chromebook: the Pixel. It includes an Intel i5 CPU, Intel HD 4000 GPU and 4GB of RAM, as well as a 13-inch high-res display starting at $1,299.
A new report claims that Google is working with PC makers on new Chromebooks models that will have touchscreens for a launch sometime later in 2013, but specifics were not mentioned.
A video has been posted on the Internet that seems to reveal that Google is working on an in-house version of its Chromebook notebook that has a high resolution touchscreen.
Google quite frequently offers up cash to those who can find security holes in its software and If you are headed to Pwnium this year, you can walk away with a serious amount of cash.
Google, a nearly impenetrable force in the search market, is now starting to make waves in the OS market too. But should Microsoft be concerned about Google's lightweight, Internet-dependent OS?
A newly revealed HP documents shows that the PC maker will be the latest to release a Chromebook notebook running on Google's Chrome OS, following the lead from Samsung, Acer and Lenovo.
Lenovo has announced a Chromebook that is targeted at the education market and is built to withstand the trials and tribulations of the education sector but it's hard to ignore that the device is ugly
A $200 laptop is a difficult thing to assess. On one hand, the Acer C7 Chromebook has that shockingly low price tag, on the other, there is weak build quality and a netbook-grade processor.
A recent update to the developer version of Google's Chrome OS finally adds multi-monitor support, allowing Chromebooks to extend their monitors to another device.
Google has announced that Acer will release a new Chrome OS-based notebook, the C7 Chromebook, beginning Tuesday, November 13th for just $199.
Google have been forced to pull an update to their Chrome OS, and issue recovery instructions, after the latest developer update started to (almost) brick Chromebooks, rendering the devices useless.
Google has released a new update for its Chrome OS, allowing users to save files directly to their Google Drive account, along with some changes for its app user interface.
The USPTO accepted Google's application for its network-based “operating system”, ie that Chrome OS that has been pretty unsuccessful thus far.
It appears Google may have begun testing touch based Chrome OS devices, with new options appearing in the OS to enable a touch interface and support for touch devices.
Google has announced a major new update to its Chrome OS, along with a new Chromebook notebook from Samsung as well as the small desktop-like Chromebox product.
Over the past few months we've been hearing about the progress Google has made in developing their Chrome operating system. However Sundar Pichai who is Google Chrome's senior vice president has stated that for now,...
Chrome OS notebooks from Acer and Samsung are expected to launch next month at $349 and $429, respectively. The fact that you can get a more powerful netbook with Windows 7 pre-installed for roughly the...
Google last week announced their new line up of Chrome OS based Netbooks -- "ChromeBooks" -- at their developer conference, Google I/O. The ChromeBook is a new type of computer that runs Google Chrome OS...
Google wants to make the Internet your computer. Or, to use more modern IT parlance, Google wants to use the Internet as their giant desktop virtualization server. Google’s marketing spot for Chrome OS assumes that...
At Google’s I/O 2011 conference, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has used harsh words to criticize Microsoft’s Windows operating system, outlining why Google is tackling Microsoft in the heavily one-sided OS market. Captured by GeekWire during...
Google is not only releasing Chrome OS to the consumer market. At today’s keynote at Google I/O, Google pushed the significance of Chrome OS in the enterprise. Touting partnerships with Citrix and other cloud/virtualization firms,...
Google I/O has kicked off for the second and final day with another Keynote and today was all about Chrome. Chrome 160,000,000 Chrome users Speech recognition built straight into Chrome Performance improvements are the main focus GPU acceleration for...
The second day of Google I/O featured some great announcements in the Chrome ecosphere, including an interesting focus on the fact that Angry Birds is going to be available in browsers from the Chrome Web...