While we've been able to enable the Material Design Refresh in Chrome for months, this new interface will become the default in early September.
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Google's Pixelbook could soon be able to dual-boot Windows 10.
Chrome OS 66 adds improvements to the system's instant tethering support, Android app capabilities, and more.
For the past few years, Google has been quietly working on a new operating system called Fuchsia which many believe could replace Android.
Watching Chromebooks evolve into truly capable PC replacements is a fascinating reminder that it's easier to add than subtract.
Google announced today what many have suspected since the Pixelbook release: It will now rely on Chrome OS, and not Android, for its tablets efforts.
As you may have read, Microsoft is again touting gains in the education market. But there are a few tidbits that the firm left out.
I recently discussed how Google is following Microsoft in supporting PWAs on the desktop. Here's an early peek at how this works in Chrome OS.
Chrome OS has long supported a Windows-like split-screen mode for web apps. But now the feature is coming to Android apps, too.
A recent report from Futuresource does provide some good news for Microsoft. But it also hints at a Chromebook future for education.
Following the launch of Windows 10 S, Microsoft touts strong growth for Windows in the US education sector as Chrome OS experiences its slowest growth ever.
A year ago, Microsoft revealed that it would deliver its flagship Office apps for Android on Chromebook.
This old dog is regularly learning new tricks, even though I find change as difficult as just anyone, I bet.
We have to point all the way back to 2013 and the second Nexus 7 to find an example of an Android tablet that doesn't suck.
Let's take another look at Google's Pixelbook and address some feedback and some day two awkwardness.
Google's plan to bring Android apps and the Google Play Store has remained largely unfulfilled to date. But that is finally starting to change.
Google announced Chrome Enterprise, a simple and inexpensive way to manage Chromebook and other Chrome devices in larger businesses.
In sharp contrast with my Windows 10 S experiences, Chromebook is surprisingly usable. But there are many caveats, so let's step through some of the basics.
Here's a list of what I consider to be the top four alternatives to Windows 10 S.
Google is experimenting with a touch-first full screen app launcher for Chromebook.
Microsoft this week published two ads in which it compares Windows 10 PCs to Chromebooks. The interesting bit? One targets education, as you might expect. But the other targets businesses.
A long-rumored Google project that would combine Android and Chrome OS into a single platform has allegedly been scrapped. What does this mean for the future?
Google today offered an interesting overview of how it secures Chrome OS. And while much of it will be very familiar to Windows users, there is one aspect to Chrome OS that is quite unique.
Like Microsoft a week earlier at Build 2017, Google hosted several sessions at its own I/O conference about Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs. Here is what they discussed.
Google only made a single, brief mention of its efforts to add Android apps to Chromebooks during last week's Google I/O keynote address. But a Google I/O session went much deeper.
One year ago, Google announced that it was bringing Android apps to Chromebooks in a move aimed directly at Windows. But that vision has never turned into reality.
Google is rumored to be bringing its Android Studio developer environment to Chrome OS. This is perhaps a bigger deal than is immediately obvious.