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Google working on an ‘Alt OS’ mode for Chrome OS

We’ve been hearing a lot about Google’s laptop plans recently. Back in January, developers began testing Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook, then we heard that we may see a new Pixelbook launch later this year. Now, it looks like the Chrome OS team is trying something new, as references to …

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Google begins putting Android Play Store on Chrome OS

A short while after first announcing that it would be bringing Android apps to Chrome OS, Google has officially begun rolling out the Android Play Store to some Chrome OS devices. This is a test build, so it isn’t perfect yet but this is the first iteration of the Play …

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Google denies plans to phase out Chrome OS

Last week, we heard rumours that Google was planning to kill off Chrome OS for good and instead, merge some of its best features with Android to create a better desktop/notebook experience. This would have a few benefits, one of which would be no longer having two separate development teams working …

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Nvidia Tegra X1 to power desktops, notebooks, tablets, portable consoles

Unveiled early this year, Tegra X1 system-on-chip from Nvidia Corp. was positioned mainly for automotive applications. However, given rather serious processing horsepower it has, it can be used for many other devices. In fact, according to recent leaks and listings, Nvidia and its partners plan to use the Tegra X1 …

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Google will apparently launch a new Chromebook Pixel soon

A while back, Google launched the Chromebook Pixel, a premium laptop designed to showcase Chrome OS with a really nice high-resolution display. The Chromebook Pixel is now two years old but apparently Google has a new model coming soon. Apparently the upcoming device was confirmed on stage at the TeamWork …

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Notebooks with touchscreens to disappear next year

Laptops with touchscreen displays have never really gained popularity because of various reasons. Recently it turned out that the majority of notebook makers and contract manufacturers have ceased to develop mobile PCs in clamshell form-factor with touchscreens and next year such computers will disappear from the market completely. In 2015, …

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Lenovo introduces education focussed Chromebook ThinkPad X131e

Days after rumours starting to circulate around Lenovo’s involvement with Chrome OS, the first such device has been revealed. Lenovo has introduced the ThinkPad X131e, an 11.6 inch Chromebook aimed exclusively at K-12 (kindergarten through to the end of high-school) education segment. Availability will commence from February 26th via special bid volume pricing …

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Samsung updates Series 3 Chromebox

Samsung first introduced their Chromebox in late May of 2012 that reminded us perhaps too much of Apple’s Mac Mini. In this latest version the aesthetics of the miniature desktop has been modified to look more original. Over its predecessor the new Series 3 Chromebox running Google’s Chrome OS has only updated the …

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Acer debuts higher specced Chromebook for $299

After introducing the enticingly cheap Acer C7 Chromebook in November, Acer are back again with a higher specced C7 Chromebook; this time priced at $299. For an extra $100 the RAM is doubled to 2 GB, the hard drive size increases from 320 GB to 500 GB and claimed battery …

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