Android tablets aren’t really in demand anymore due to the rise of phablets, and dating back to last year when rumors of Andromeda were in the air, many have wondered if Google’s web-based Chrome OS would replace Android as Google’s primary software for large touch screen devices. That could very well be the plan despite few wanting to keep Android tablets around (we’re looking at you Sony and Huawei). Demand has surely slowed for tablets, but the lack of good options [Read More]
In just over a week from today, Google will take center stage and unveil a range of new hardware products. Previous reports, leaks and teasers suggest two Pixel smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL, a new 4k Chromecast Ultra, Google Home, and more. Now we have details depicting a possible Android-Chrome OS dual-boot laptop or tablet device. Google may name it the Pixel 3, a successor to the Pixel 2.
Support for Google’s Play Store has been one of the more exciting features to launch on Chrome OS in recent months. The more adventurous Chromebook users willing to use the developer channel have been able to experiment with this feature for quite a while now. Just a few days ago, official support for the Play Store made way to the stable channel.
Google appears to be working on its next major Chrome OS project, fingerprint recognition support. Sources say it’s only a matter of time before the technology makes its way over to Chromebooks.
Google is continuing its roll out of updates with Google Chrome version 66, which has been in the developer channel but is now stable in the form of a big update. The new version has under-the-hood improvements like most updates with addition to a few spotlight features users will benefit from.
As we were wrapping up our news coverage last week, an image surfaced of what appears to show a full-blown tablet running Google’s ChromeOS. This is our first glimpse at a functional ChromeOS-powered tablet.
ChromeOS appears set to receive a significant upgrade according to a trusted source. A new ability known as ‘Android Parallel Tasks’ could be on its way, and here’s why it’s important.
Last week, the internet including us were quick to respond to a report that Google’s Chromebook Pixel lineup had been shut down. Google’s own Rick Osterloh, the former Motorola employee who had originally proposed the report, made a reverse statement concluding that the Chromebook Pixel laptop may not be dead after all.