Android Police

Articles Tagged:

chromebook

49

[Free Alert] Grab 6 months of Netflix for absolutely nothing if you own a Pixelbook or a Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro

[Free Alert] Grab 6 months of Netflix for absolutely nothing if you own a Pixelbook or a Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro

Google often likes to give free things to people after they've purchased their products. Just look at Chromecast owners and all the Google Play credit they're drowning in. Now the same thing appears to be happening to owners of certain Chromebooks; if you own a Google Pixelbook, a Samsung Chromebook Plus, or a Samsung Chromebook Pro, you can get six months of Netflix for the incredible price of free.99.

Read More
104

Most Wanted: The best tablets and Chromebooks you can buy (2017)

Most Wanted: The best tablets and Chromebooks you can buy (2017)

An updated version of this guide is available here.

The giving season is almost upon us, and if you didn't get your holiday shopping done during the sales running from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, then you might want to start now. Thankfully, if someone on your list is interested in a big-screen device for running apps, we're here to help. Here's a nice simple list of our favorite Chromebooks and tablets for your consideration.

Read More
23

Microsoft Office Android apps now available on all Chromebooks

Microsoft Office Android apps now available on all Chromebooks

For years, one of the most common complaints about Chromebooks was that they couldn't run the Office suite of applications. Microsoft has offered Android apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for a few years now, but they weren't made available to all Chromebooks for some reason.

Read More
12

[Update x2: Now $319] Deal alert: The new Acer Chromebook 15 is already $41 off ($359) at Best Buy

[Update x2: Now $319] Deal alert: The new Acer Chromebook 15 is already $41 off ($359) at Best Buy

Acer is one of many companies manufacturing Chromebooks, and it came out with a new 15.6" model just last month. If you read Jordan's review, you'll know it's a pretty solid laptop, especially considering the price. If you want to grab one, it's already $41 off at Best Buy.

The configuration sold at Best Buy (CB515-1HT-P39B) has 4GB of RAM with 32GB of storage. As mentioned above, the main selling point is the 15.6" 1080p display, since there aren't many Chromebooks with screens larger than 13 inches across.

Read More
4

System-level dictation is coming to Chrome OS as an accessibility feature

System-level dictation is coming to Chrome OS as an accessibility feature

Lately, our dear leader Artem has been preaching the usefulness of Google Docs' dictation feature, which allows you to transform your speech into words. However, to use it, he's had to constantly have a Google Doc open. But according to a code change request, Chrome OS will soon have this functionality built into the system as an accessibility feature. (Too bad Artem doesn't often use a Chromebook.)

Read More
14

Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook, Acer Chromebook 11, and three others receive Android app support

Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook, Acer Chromebook 11, and three others receive Android app support

It has been a slow journey, but Google has been hard at work giving more Chromebooks access to Android app support. The Play Store arrived on 17 more Chromebooks last month, and now Google has added a few more to the growing list.

Read More
15

[Update: Now in Dev channel as flag] Google adds split-screen snapping to Chrome OS tablet mode

[Update: Now in Dev channel as flag] Google adds split-screen snapping to Chrome OS tablet mode

Over the past year or two, we've seen a rise of 2-in-1 Chromebooks like the ASUS Flip lineup and Samsung's Chromebook Plus/Pro. But using Chrome OS in tablet mode is still rough around the edges. Now Google is trying to change that, with the introduction of split-screen windows in tablet mode.

Read More
26

Acer Chromebook 15, HP Chromebook 11 G5, and 15 others now fully support the Play Store

Acer Chromebook 15, HP Chromebook 11 G5, and 15 others now fully support the Play Store

Earlier this year, Google announced that all Chromebooks shipped in 2017 and beyond would support the Play Store. Some models have shipped with the feature already enabled, while others took a few months after launch to get everything working. At the same time, Google has been working to backport the Play Store to older Chromebooks.

Read More
155

Google Pixelbook review: The laptop Chrome OS needs, but maybe doesn't yet deserve

Google Pixelbook review: The laptop Chrome OS needs, but maybe doesn't yet deserve

Chromebooks have come a long way from the dark, buggy days of the CR-48 and laggardly Intel Atom processors. Back when Chrome OS really was just a browser, it was fairly easy to write off as just another strange Google experiment, unlikely to succeed and conceptually far ahead of its time. Who could get by on a laptop with just the web? I, like many people, thought Chromebooks wouldn't appeal to anyone.

But 7 years after the first Chromebook, Google's browser-based OS is still with us. And, much to everyone's surprise, it's going stronger than ever.

The reason for that, primarily, is the browser-focused laptops turned out to be ideal terminals for students accessing web applications.

Read More
26

Acer's Chromebook 15 (CB515-1HT) is now available for $399

Acer's Chromebook 15 (CB515-1HT) is now available for $399

In Chromebook land, a lot of the focus is on Google's recently-announced (and expensive) Pixelbook. But for those of you who cannot stomach the $999 starting point of Google's latest, then you might want to consider what Acer has on offer. The new Chromebook 15, model number CB515-1HT, is now up for sale via Best Buy and Acer's store for $399.

Read More
Mastodon