CHROME OS Posts on XDA

Chrome OS is Google’s web-based operating system for Chromebooks and other desktop devices. It was initially released in June of 2011. Major updates include Android app support and Linux app support on compatible devices.

Chrome OS is finally getting a much needed calendar widget

Chrome OS comes with a bottom tray or ‘shelf’. Notably, the right corner is somewhat similar to what you might have seen or used on Windows. However, unlike Windows, it is very limited when it comes to usability. For instance, the clock that is displayed sadly doesn’t present you with a calendar upon clicking it....

Google unveils new education tools, accessibility improvements coming to Chromebooks

Chromebooks had their moment in 2020, especially in the classroom. As a result, Google is leaning even more into education by announcing more features that should make the lives of teachers and students a little easier. In a blog post on Wednesday, Google said it’s planning to introduce 40 new devices and accessibility improvements in the...

Chrome OS may soon make it a lot easier to access your Google Photos

Managing your Google Photos on your Chromebook may soon get a lot easier as Google is working on integrating Google Photos into Chrome OS's file manager. Right now, Chrome OS users have to manually download their photos off Google Photos and then organize them into their file manager, which is as tedious as it can...

Google has released a YouTube Music PWA for Chromebooks

Google has made the web version of YouTube Music available as a Progressive Web App (PWA) in the Play Store for Chromebooks. The move comes after Google did the same for apps like YouTube TV, Google News, and Twitter. The release of the music streaming service as a PWA comes with a few interesting caveats noted...

Chrome OS may soon support mirroring your phone’s screen

Google has been working on a new Phone Hub feature for Chrome OS over the last few months. The feature was first spotted back in September last year as a new feature flag on the Chromium Gerrit. The flag had revealed that the Phone Hub would provide deeper integration between Chrome OS and Android devices,...

Google vows to improve Meet and Zoom performance on Chromebooks

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced students and educators around the globe to adapt to a remote learning environment. As a result, tools like Meet and Zoom are an important part of everyday life. These services are only good, however, if they're able to perform to expectations. With Chromebooks often at the center of most education programs,...

Chrome OS Phone Hub will keep your phone and Chromebook in sync

Back in September of last year, we revealed details for a new Phone Hub feature coming to Chrome OS. The feature, we found out, is meant to build on the integration Chrome OS already offers with Android devices by introducing new capabilities. While the feature was initially spotted in a Chromium Gerritt, a Reddit user by...

ASUS is making a Chromebook tablet with a stowable stylus pen

At CES 2021 last month, ASUS showcased a slew of Chrome OS-powered hardware, including two new Chromebooks in the form of the CX9 and Flip CX5 and the Fanless Chromebox desktop PC. But it looks like that was certainly not enough for the Taiwanese PC maker as it’s gearing up to launch one more Chrome...

The One by Wacom drawing pad is now fully compatible with Chromebooks

When it comes to using a digital pen to draw or sketch on Chrome OS, your options are limited to a Chromebook with a touchscreen and a compatible stylus. However, popular pen tablet manufacturer Wacom now has a solution. The company has secured "Works With Chromebook" certification for its budget-friendly One by Wacom pen tablet,...

Google announces Chrome OS 88 with easier web sign in and lock screen personalization

Google on Tuesday announced an update to Chrome OS that includes a couple of new features designed to improve the everyday experience. The update —Chrome OS 88— is rolling out to supported Chromebooks beginning today. One of the new features is faster and easier web sign-in. Rather than inputting a long password, Chrome OS 88 will...

Acer launches new Chromebooks featuring LTE and 20-hour battery life

Acer announced a bunch of new laptops at CES earlier this month, including the new AMD Ryzen-equipped Chromebook Spin 514. The company is now further expanding its offering with four new Chromebooks. The company has launched the new Chromebook 511, Chromebook 311, Chromebook Spin 512, and Chromebook Spin 511. Aimed at the education sector, these...

ASUS unveils new ZenBook Duo models, a ProArt Display, and a TUF Gaming laptop

ASUS unveiled a bunch of new products under its ROG gaming brand yesterday, and today we have some more announcements from the company's main brand. The company has introduced an OLED version of its dual-screen ZenBook Pro Duo 15, the TUF Dash 15 gaming notebook, ZenBook Duo 14, VivoBook S14, ExpertBook B9450CEA (vPro), Chromebook Flip...