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Google Is Working On A Chromebook Emulator to Test Android Apps on Large Screens

Google is working on an emulator that will allow developers to test their applications on large screens without an actual Chrome OS device. This plan was announced during Google I/O 2017. Chromebooks are not as popular as Google would like them to be outside of education. Most developers focus on app development for phones and tablets...

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 S to Take on Chrome OS

Chrome OS is slowly but steadily gaining popularity as the OS of choice for users on a limited budget. By offloading most data storage to the cloud, Chrome OS machines can afford to pack low storage discs to keep costs low. In addition, the light-weight nature of Chrome OS, built on the Linux kernel, allows...

Google is Optimizing Chrome OS for use on Tablets

Google announced a couple of education-focused Chromebooks this week with one being called the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 and the other being the ASUS Chromebook Flip C213. Both of these Chromebooks are 2-in-1 convertible style devices so they can both be used in notebook or tablet form. They were actually created with modular components in mind so...

All Chromebooks Launched in 2017 Onward will Support the Play Store

Many have been excited at the prospect of their Chromebook receiving support for Android applications installed via the Play Store. This has been huge news for those who own a Chromebook, but it's left a lot of people to wonder if their device will get the update soon. So far, it's been limited to Chromebooks like...

Chromebook Spotted with Android 7.1.1 Nougat Apps and Resizable Window Support

Android applications on Chrome OS have been evolving for a while now. What first started as an extension called ARC Welder has transformed into a better, more unified approach and has resulted in what we have today with full Google Play support. However, some issues remain, which was to be expected given that most, if...

Google’s October 4th Event Likely to Talk about Android-Chrome OS Hybrid “Andromeda”

We had every reason to be pumped up about the upcoming October 4th event from Google. After all, it's not everyday that Google releases new hardware that has had heavy influence from the Search Giant -- keeping in mind that Google is still primarily a software company. But recent news might give us even more...

Android Apps on ChromeOS: What Devs Need to Know for the Best User Experience

Google I/O 2016 brought many exciting announcements this year. If you've missed them, make sure to check our articles which recap announcements geared towards developers and those aimed at users. We wanted to cover one particularly interesting I/O session in more details, though: "Bring Your Android App to Chrome OS", presented by Luis Héctor Chávez, an...

Chrome OS Gains Official Google Play Store Support — What You Need to Know

We've been hearing murmurs about official Play Store support coming over to Chrome OS, but today, Google has made the move official. With this latest move, Chrome OS and Chromebooks get the ability to access the whole app ecosystem available on the Google Play Store, without compromising on the experience. This opens up the potential of...

Could Chrome OS soon get Full Google Play Store Support?

Chrome OS merged with Android. It's every Pixel C owner's dream. But for so long, the dream has not had much in the way of solid evidence for its existence. Sure, you could sideload some Android apps using a hacky method to install apks as Chrome extensions but even with some nifty automation tools it was still quite...

Google Says “No Plan to Phase Out Chrome OS”

Amidst growing rumors and speculation based off a report from The Wall Street Journal, which stated that "Alphabet Inc.’s Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system for personal computers into its Android mobile operating system, according to people familiar with the matter." Google took to it's blog to inform us of its plans (or lack thereof)...

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...

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...
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