A new progressive web app (PWA) for Pixel Buds is now available on Google Play Store. As of now, the Pixel Buds PWA, that lets users manage various features, only works on Google's Chromebooks.
Stellar week ahead: Weather sats, crew launch, and more!
Windows 11 build 26058 adds widget improvements and more
windows 11 insider preview promo
Windows 11 26063 build adds Wi-Fi 7 support and more
windows 11 insider preview promo
Google has unveiled two new colours of its Pixel Buds Pro earphones; Bay and Porcelain. It has also released a new update for new and existing users which improves the capabilities of the earphones.
A new report claims Apple is working on a cheaper MacBook version that is expected to be launched sometime in 2024. The alleged MacBook series is expected to rival Chromebooks in the education sector.
Google has teamed up with NVIDIA to offer all Chromebook users the perk of free three-month trials for GeForce NOW Priority memberships. These let users cut long waiting times to play games and more.
Google is reportedly prepping ultra-wideband (UWB) tech for Chromebooks. A few use cases for the technology are being tested but it could be a while before the first device appears.
Tablets fell sharply in the second quarter year-over-year while Chromebooks were pretty flat. The position of Chromebooks was described as resilient given the current market conditions.
Internal memos and companywide emails show that Google is trying to save money by cutting back on certain items and employee services which include getting Chromebooks instead of Apple MacBooks
This version of the open ended game is a trial version of Minecraft, designed to find bugs and other technical issues with the game on Chromebooks, likely before it's fully released.
Recent code changes on the Chromium Google Source site hint that the company may be preparing to test a "Conversational Search" feature in the ChromeOS launcher, perhaps as a way to add Bard support.
The analyst firm IDC has found that tablet and Chromebook sales have continued falling in the third quarter. It's partly to do with lessening demand following lockdowns, but also due to a bad economy.
Google has disbanded the Pixelbook team and has stopped work on the next-gen device as it seeks to streamline operations. Those looking for Chromebooks will still be able to buy them from other OEMs.
IDC says tablets saw flat growth year-over-year in the second quarter, while Chromebook shipments declined over 50% as demand lessens. Lenovo was the biggest loser in tablets and HP in Chromebooks.
Google has said more video editing features will be landing on Chromebooks in the next few months. The headline feature is Google Photos movie editor, which will stitch films together for you.
Google has said that it will be supercharging Fast Pair to enable more compatibility between a wide range of devices including TVs, smartwatches, phones, vehicles, Chromebooks, and Windows PCs.
The analyst firm Canalys has revealed Chromebooks have been one of the main drivers of PC sales after reporting a 275% growth in 1Q21. It also said that the tablet market has been performing well.
With Chrome OS 88, you can now sign in to a website that supports WebAuthn by just using the PIN or fingerprint ID you're using to sign in to your Chromebook, no need for your password.
Canalys has reported that the PC market saw 25% growth YoY in 4Q20. The market also had a great 2020 in general as people sought out new computers to help them work from home during the pandemic.
Google is rolling out a new update to Chrome OS, bringing it to version 87 just like the browser. The update includes the ability to see battery levels of connected Bluetooth accessories.
Google is rolling out a new update for Chrome OS, bringing it to version 86 to align with the Chrome browser. This release focuses on accessibility improvements, with new cursor colors and more.
Google has detailed the gaming abilities of Chromebooks, boasting of streaming services like Stadia and GeForce NOW. It adds that gaming apps' usage has tripled in the last few months.
Google has gone over the new additions in the latest Chrome OS update, which brings it to version 85. The update brings the ability to sync Wi-Fi passwords across devices and simplified settings.
Among its many announcements today, Acer also introduced a couple of new convertible Chromebooks. The Chromebook Spin 713 is Acer's first Chromebook based on Intel's Project Athena.
Google is reportedly working on designing a custom chipset to power future Pixel devices, as well as Chromebooks. The company is said to be working with Samsung, who will build the chips.
Google is beginning the rollout of Chrome 81 that brings new gesture navigation features to tablet mode on Chrome OS. Other improvements include a new tab switcher UI for the browser.
Samsung's premium-tier Galaxy Chromebook, first announced at CES 2020, is now slated to release in the U.S. on April 6. It has a Comet Lake Intel Core i5 and a 4K touchscreen with pen support.
Google has announced that it's extending the longevity of Chromebooks by enabling longer-term support for automatic updates. New laptops coming this year will get updates until 2028.
ASUS is joining the premium Chromebook party this year with the introduction of the Chromebook Flip C436, which runs on Intel's Comet Lake processors and has up to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
Google is rolling out a new version of Chrome OS to supported devices, adding audio playback controls to the lock screen. It also makes it easier to manage individual app settings.
DIsney+ does not currently work on Linux systems according to one developer. Hans de Goede has been able to test the product before official launch and revealed that the DRM controls are too tight.
Google has announced that the Google Assistant is now available on more Chromebooks with the latest update for Chrome OS. It can help users create documents, check calendars, and more.
At IFA 2019, Acer has announced a new lineup of Chromebooks that come in different sizes and form factors. They all feature Gigabit Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 Type-C ports for fast connectivity.
Google has released version 76 of Chrome OS to the stable channel. The update brings with it improved media controls and a virtual desktop feature that has been in the works since February.
A new Android Beam replacement has been uncovered in new versions of Google Play Services. Fast Share uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct to share files to a range of different devices.
Google has released another major update for Chrome OS, bringing it to version 75, on par with the Chrome browser. The update includes support for Android devices over USB in Linux.
It's been a reasonably packed week for Microsoft, with not only Patch Tuesday rolling around, but also the announcement of a Minecraft AR title, as well as an unlikely partnership with Sony.
Google has released version 74 of Chrome OS to the stable release channel, adding support for audio output in Linux apps, USB cameras in the Android Camera app, and PDF annotations.
Google has announced that Instant Tethering is now available on more Chromebooks and Android devices. The feature lets you use the data connection from your phone on your Chromebook more quickly.
Dell's Inspiron Chromebook 14 is a convertible laptop with pen support. Running Chrome OS with Android app support, a 14-inch 1080p display, and 4GB RAM, it's a pretty solid machine.
Today at the BETT education conference, HP announced the Chromebook 11A G6 Education Edition, its latest Chromebook to use AMD's new A4-9120C APU. It will be available in February.
At the BETT education conference today, HP announces a pair of new Chromebooks, both of which have 11-inch displays. One is a clamshell laptop and the other is a convertible that's meant to be tough.