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Gboard now works in Chrome OS dev channel (v72) with Android 9 Pie support

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Chrome OS version 72 is rolling out the developer channel right now, and with comes support for Android 9 Pie. With the updated runtime, it also means that Android keyboard apps can now be run on a Chromebook, including Gboard.

A couple of our tipsters were able to get it running, with a new section at the bottom of the keyboard settings allowing you to set Gboard as default after prompting you to download it.

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Gboard now works in Chrome OS dev channel (v72) with Android 9 Pie support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

CrossOver for Chrome OS adds support for Quicken 2018 and Chromeboxes

Friday, November 16th, 2018

CrossOver is a compatibility layer, based on the open-source Wine project, that allows Mac and Linux users to run Windows software. The first beta release for Chrome OS arrived in 2016, and it has continued to improve since then.

Another update is now rolling out on the Play Store, with general improvements and official support for Quicken (a popular finance management tool). Here's the full changelog:

  • Core technology update to Wine 3.14.
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CrossOver for Chrome OS adds support for Quicken 2018 and Chromeboxes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

What the Chromebook needs before it’s going to be considered a real computer

Monday, November 12th, 2018

I love Chrome OS. I use it every day, for nearly everything. But that’s the problem—it can only do so much. Everything else it can’t do has to be done on another computer, with another platform because the Chromebook doesn’t run the full suite of apps that I need to be consistently productive.

It isn’t just for my line of work. With the Pixel Slate running Chrome OS launching soon and poised to compete against the Microsoft Surface Pro and other related hardware, it’s a wonder if it can replace the full-throttle laptops that working professionals and creatives have long relied on.

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What the Chromebook needs before it's going to be considered a real computer was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Studio will soon be officially supported on Chrome OS

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

For years, it was rumored that Android Studio would eventually be supported on Chrome OS. It's now possible to run the IDE on Chromebooks through Linux app support, which was announced at I/O earlier this year and began to roll out in the stable Chrome OS channel in September. Android Studio mostly works on Chrome OS already, but Google is making it official.

Starting early next year, Chrome OS will be an officially-supported platform for Android Studio, alongside macOS/Windows/Linux.

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Android Studio will soon be officially supported on Chrome OS was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The best Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chrome OS tablets you can buy right now (Winter 2018)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Chromebooks have come a long way from the original CR-48, and for many, a complete workflow is now possible in the confines of Chrome OS thanks to the addition of Android and Linux application support. But there are quite a lot out there to choose from, and some are better options than others. For your convenience, we've put together a small list of some of our favorite picks, categorized based on your primary consideration.

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The best Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chrome OS tablets you can buy right now (Winter 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel Slate pre-orders are now open, ahead of late November availability

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

The Pixel Slate, Google's new Chrome OS tablet, was revealed at the company's October hardware event, but never got a solid launch date. We watched with bated breath as it passed through the FCC last week, hoping that meant we'd see the new device soon — and it seems that our hope wasn't misplaced. The device is now available for pre-order at Best Buy and the Google Store in the US, with both listings revealing a late November release.

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Pixel Slate pre-orders are now open, ahead of late November availability was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel Slate pops up at the FCC as we (maybe not so) patiently wait for sales to open

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

For as exciting as product announcements can be, especially when we're getting hands-on time with some brand-new gear, they also have the potential to be incredibly frustrating. At Google's October event, we got to meet devices like the new Pixel 3 and 3XL, as well as the Home Hub smart display — and it wasn't too long after their introduction that shoppers could take that hardware home. Sadly, the situation's a bit different for the Pixel Slate, and while Google went official with its Chrome OS tablet last month, it held back on talking about sales in terms any more temporally precise than "later this year." As we wait for the Slate to land, we just passed a major waypost on the path to retail sales, with the tablet showing off its certification docs at the FCC.

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Pixel Slate pops up at the FCC as we (maybe not so) patiently wait for sales to open was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome OS 70 rolling out with UI tweaks, floating keyboard, and app shortcuts

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Chrome 70 was released on desktop platforms and Android earlier this month. Now it's time for Chromebooks to get the update, with a few added enhancements — like a new UI geared at tablet use and support for Android app shortcuts.

The most important change in Chrome OS 70 is the new tablet-friendly UI. The quick settings menu looks far more like Android's, and the app shelf (taskbar) is now centered with larger icons.

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Chrome OS 70 rolling out with UI tweaks, floating keyboard, and app shortcuts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant coming to all Chromebooks in Canary channel

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Right now, the Pixelbook is the only Chrome OS device with Google Assistant. Google said the feature would come to other models at some point, but progress seems to be slow. More evidence appeared in August that proved Assistant was still being worked on, and now it has finally gone live in the Canary channel.

If your Chromebook is on the Chrome OS Canary channel, you can probably enable Assistant right now.

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Google Assistant coming to all Chromebooks in Canary channel was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] HP Chromebook 14 (refurb) on sale for $175 via DailySteals with coupon code

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Chromebooks used to be good computers for a small subset of people who didn't need much power. Now, Chrome OS is a surprisingly capable platform that can handle the needs of most mainstream users. New Chromebooks can be quite inexpensive, and that's doubly true if you want to pick up a refurbished model. Today, you can get a refurbished HP Chromebook 14 for just $175 with our exclusive coupon code.

The Chromebook 14 has a dual-core Celeron N3350, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. The Chromebook 14 won't blow you away with its speed, but that's enough to get the job done.

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[Deal Alert] HP Chromebook 14 (refurb) on sale for $175 via DailySteals with coupon code was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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