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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 4, 2015

Learn How To Install Ubuntu on Chromebook

Chrome OS is definitely a nice operating system that offers a unique cloud experience. It's becoming more capable and complex with every single release, and Google is pushing hard to make it a true competitor to Windows and Linux distros. While the OS is constantly improving, Ubuntu still seems to be a better choice in terms of software availability and overall user experience when looking at alternative OSes. Google's operating system is installed by default on Chromebooks. These laptops weren't...

Tomek Kondrat · Sep 12, 2014

Google Adds Android Apps Support to Chrome OS

Some time ago, Google decided to give up on Android and focus on Chrome OS as the main operating system for more traditional computing form factors. Since that time, we've seen Chrome OS ship on Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and the like. It seems that the engineers at Google changed their minds and decided to Androidify their second operating system by allowing it to run Android apps. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, as Google first mentioned this possibility back at Google I/O in late June. Now, Google...

Jimmy McGee · May 16, 2014

Nexus 6 and 8 Names in Chromium Code Review, XDA:Devcon 14 in the United Kingdom, Google Glass US Sales Open! – XDA Developer TV

Android KitKat for the Droid Razr HD and Razr M has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that Google Glass is now available to the public  and that KitKat finally arrives on the Verizon Galaxy Note 3! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer...

Tomek Kondrat · Feb 10, 2014

Set Up ADB and Fastboot on Linux, Mac OS X, and Chrome OS with a Single Command

ADB and Fastboot are invaluable tools for almost every Android user. Without them, flashing a kernel or system image would be much more difficult or even impossible. If you are an experienced user, you can download the Android SDK, click few times, add ADB and Fastboot to $PATH and happily torture your device with latest ROMs and kernels without worry that one small mistake will result as a plastic brick. If you are a Linux, ChromeOS, or Mac user, you...

Will Verduzco · Jan 29, 2014

Chrome Apps Coming to Android and iOS, What it Means to You as a App/Web Developer and End User

Back in September of last year, the Chrome team made Chrome apps a little bit more powerful. Rather than just being glorified web-apps, September's update allowed Chrome apps to work offline, function outside of distracting tabs and text boxes, receive desktop notifications, interact with connected peripherals, and launch directly from your computer like any other application. One way of thinking about this could be that the update brought many elements of Chrome OS (including the Chrome App Launcher) to Windows...