Tag Archive for Chrome OS

New Acer Chromebook 514 announced at IFA 2018 with premium features

The new Acer Chromebook 514 brings high-end features to the mid-range with a metallic chassis, backlit keyboard, Gorilla Glass touchpad, and a 14-inch FHD touchscreen display. Acer continues the market trend towards higher-end Chromebooks with the Acer Chromebook 514, a device that looks positioned directly against the MacBook Air with premium features wrapped up in…

[Update: Official] ASUS Chromebook C223 is an Ultra-Slim 11.6-inch Chromebook Coming to Europe

Update 8/13: ASUS quietly made the ASUS Chromebook C223 official. More details below. Chromebooks are slowly but surely becoming the popular choice when it comes to daily computing needs as more people have come to rely on cloud services. The rise in popularity is also fuelled by Google’s decision to provide Google Play access to…

Chromebooks may get Apple Boot Camp-like Windows 10 dual boot with “Campfire”

Everything we know about Campfire, Google’s secretive project to get Windows 10 running on Chromebooks. Since first reporting on Windows 10 capabilities on the Google Pixelbook, we’ve been closely tracking development to understand what’s going on behind Google’s doors. We’ve since found evidence that “Campfire” may be the Chromebook equivalent of Apple’s Boot Camp. Earlier…

Chromebooks to get lock screen notifications with Android-like controls and in-line replies

Google’s efforts to turn Chrome OS into a tablet-friendly OS have accelerated in the past few months since the release of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and HP Chromebook X2. There are tons of new features and flags to make Chrome OS more tablet-friendly. Apps like Google Duo and ARCore recently started supporting Chromebook tablets/detachables, and we…

Chrome OS launcher to no longer show Play Store/Web Store apps when searching

With Linux app support on Chromebooks becoming more widespread, the number of apps accessible for Chrome OS users will continue to skyrocket. Chromebook owners on devices like the Google Pixelbook can not only install apps from the Chrome Web Store but also the Google Play Store and from online sources hosting Debian packages. For most users,…