Android app support comes to Chrome OS
On Thursday, Google announced that its Play Store will now be integrated into Chrome OS, giving all of Google’s Chromebook users instant access to the entire catalog of 1.5 million Android apps. This is a strategic horizontal decision that could potentially give much more value to the company’s cloud-centered OS for students, developers, low-income users and anyone interested in a lightweight, affordable computing option.
Better specs for just $499
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has just launched a new Chromebook with some pretty good specs and a starting price of $499.
You can even do it for free
New York City startup Neverware has come up with an idea to transform your old laptop into a speedy "Chromebook."
Better battery life
Samsung has announced its new Chromebook 3 at CES practically with no fanfare.
7/10 must try harder
It is no secret that Apple is being kicked out of the education market by Google, and Jobs’ Mob CEO Tim Cook is furious about it.
At last one which is affordable
Dell has released a Chromebook which is actually affordable and could end up in the paws of schoolkids or businesses.
A72 MT8173 2.0GHz with USB Type-C
MediaTek plans to start shipping its MT8173 tablets before the end of this month but it has also shared some plans to start shipping its first Chromebooks.
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Market research firm Gartner has estimated 7.3 million Chromebooks would be sold this year, thanks mostly to the education industry realising that kids need keyboards rather than touchscreen tablets.
Vying for title of dodo of the 21st century
Acer is aiming to be one the of the last surviving PC makers in the world, its boss appropriately told hacks at new World Trade Centre in lower Manhattan.