Android Police

Articles Tagged:

chrome os

0

Acer's new Chromebooks for education include spill-proof keyboards and antimicrobial coatings

Acer's new Chromebooks for education include spill-proof keyboards and antimicrobial coatings

Schools will be spoiled for choice from Acer as they consider upgrading their Chromebook fleets this year. Five new models are coming into play with all of them certified to take a beating from kids and a splatter of bacteria. Plus, one of them being a Qualcomm LTE-connectable device.

Read More
10

No, this isn't a router, it's the Fanless Chromebox by Asus

No, this isn't a router, it's the Fanless Chromebox by Asus

Asus is one of the most popular manufacturers of Chrome OS devices. The Taiwanese company took to CES 2021 to announce three new Chromebooks, one of which has a gamer aesthetic. But that's not all. It also added a Chromebox to the mix that looks very much like a Wi-Fi router: the Asus Fanless Chromebox.

Read More
3

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 is more a prequel than a sequel

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 is more a prequel than a sequel

Last year's Galaxy Chromebook looked like the spiritual successor to the original Pixelbook that we'd long been waiting for. Sadly, battery life and thermal issues ended up making the model a bit of a flop. It's all well and good having a bright, beautiful 4K OLED display, but when doing so results in longevity that rarely makes it past the four-hour mark, and means the heat of a thousand stars emanating from the internals, it probably isn't worth it. Samsung seems to have seen the error of its ways and is now trimming the fat for its new Galaxy Chromebook 2, with a more optimized user experience and smaller price tag.

Read More
1

Acer expands its Chromebook offerings with beefy AMD-powered Spin 514

Acer expands its Chromebook offerings with beefy AMD-powered Spin 514

It's often more difficult tracing the differences between old and new Chromebooks given their wild release schedule. For Acer's part, the all-new Chromebook Spin 514 is set to head to market alongside the Spin 513 — the company's first with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c silicon — but towing AMD's 3rd-gen Ryzen mobile processors instead.

Read More
2

The Chrome OS Camera app is getting a QR scanner

The Chrome OS Camera app is getting a QR scanner

QR codes may have been around since the mid-1990s, but they have become more popular than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic—you'll find them on mobile orders, Instagram, and even in Android's Wi-Fi settings. While those boxy, square designs may seem like gibberish at a glance, they offer a wide range of contactless convenience in our socially distant times. With this in mind, it was only a matter of time until compatible scanners started appearing on other platforms, including Chrome OS.

Read More
10

The Chrome OS Media app will soon gain annotation tools, color filters, and EXIF support

The Chrome OS Media app will soon gain annotation tools, color filters, and EXIF support

The Gallery app on Chrome OS is one of the few native apps that has stuck around since Google launched the operating system nearly a decade ago. Much like the file manager, its existence felt like an afterthought, collecting dust as the company continued to roll out OS updates. Although it received a significant visual overhaul and a name change to "Media app" in 2020, it still lacks essential photo editing capabilities. However, that's changing soon, as Google is experimenting with three new features that will really add some value.

Read More
1

Our 10 favorite Chrome and Chrome OS features from 2020

Our 10 favorite Chrome and Chrome OS features from 2020

2020 was (well, as of writing, still is) quite a crazy year, and that craziness also had a huge impact on the tech industry. The internet is gradually becoming more divided across countries, the trade war that completely changed Huawei's phone business is raging on, and the global pandemic affected both hardware and software release cycles — you might remember that Chrome and Chrome OS updates were temporarily paused when everyone started working from home.

Despite all that, there were also a lot of good things happening in tech: Foldables have matured and are headed for mainstream, budget phones don't suck anymore, Android has received tons of helpful features, and Chrome and Chrome OS have also benefitted from a lot of great developments.

Read More
37

Google has acquired Neverware, the company behind the Chromium-based CloudReady OS

Google has acquired Neverware, the company behind the Chromium-based CloudReady OS

What if you could give your janky old laptop PC a fresh-faced Chrome OS-inspired makeover? That's the promise of CloudReady, a free operating system based on the open-source Chromium OS that essentially converts legacy Windows, Macs, and even older Chrome OS devices into brand-new Chromebooks. Now Neverware, the company behind the endeavor, has announced that it's officially joining up with Google — but there may be some unwanted consequences for consumers.

Read More
Mastodon