Google Will Stop Supporting Chromebooks After Four Years

Google Will Stop Supporting Chromebooks After Four Years

Google has divulged the details of its ‘Chrome OS End of Life Policy’ and that’s not good news for users of Chrome OS for Enterprise or Education. According to Google, it will stop supporting Chromebooks in these categories four years from their manufacturing date.

By On February 20, 2014 Respond
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Google Adds Microsoft Word/Excel Editing Support In Chrome OS

Google Adds Microsoft Word/Excel Editing Support In Chrome OS

Google has quietly rolled out a significant feature in its latest build of Chrome OS. The new feature essentially allows users to edit Microsoft Word and Excel files without any hassles. Interestingly, Google didn’t highlight or announce the new feature when releasing the new build.

By On June 30, 2013 Respond
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WebM’s VP9 Codec Nears Completion; Chrome, YouTube Will Use It

WebM’s VP9 Codec Nears Completion; Chrome, YouTube Will Use It

Google has revealed its plans to freeze its VP9 codec bitstream definition on June 17. After that, the company will start using the open video codec technology in Chrome and Chrome OS, and on YouTube.

By On May 12, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Inks Patent Deal With ZTE Over Android And Chrome

Microsoft Inks Patent Deal With ZTE Over Android And Chrome

From the high stake patent battles between electronic giants lately, one thing is certain – these companies are not in for a healthy competitive market. Software giant Microsoft seems to have taken a lesson from these battles. The recent proof of this is a patent deal with ZTE announced on Tuesday.

By On April 24, 2013 Respond
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Google, Microsoft OSes May Land On Cheaper Intel Devices Soon

Google, Microsoft OSes May Land On Cheaper Intel Devices Soon

The tablet market is expanding rapidly at this point and multiple vendors are now in a fierce competition to bring down their costs, trim their profits and bolster their sales. To this end, it is expected that we may soon see Android, Chrome OS and possibly Windows 8 arrive on top of cheap Intel-based devices, priced somewhere near $200.

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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Google Chrome OS Is Far Behind To Stir Any Competition With Windows

Google Chrome OS Is Far Behind To Stir Any Competition With Windows

Google has been very successful with the Android in mobile OS market. However, Chrome OS hasn’t been very successful in stirring competition in the market. It is yet to be competitive enough to stand a chance against major operating systems from Microsoft or Apple. Taiwan-based notebook ODMs and vendors expect Google’s Chrome OS to be struggling for the next 1-2 years to gain a competitive edge against Windows.

By On March 19, 2013 1 Response
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Hackers Find No Winning Exploit In Chrome OS At Pwnium 3

Hackers Find No Winning Exploit In Chrome OS At Pwnium 3

Every year, Google brings together somewhat of a hackathon where hackers are invited to find security exploits in Google’s products, typically its browser and the Chrome OS. While in the past years, hackers have been able to find significant exploits, this year’s Pwnium 3 event didn’t yield any winning entry.

By On March 10, 2013 Respond
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Google May Adopt Simpler, Grid-Like Navigation Design For Its Home Page

Google May Adopt Simpler, Grid-Like Navigation Design For Its Home Page

Many of us have seen that pestering navigation bar that sits atop the Google home page and is fraught with the endless services Google offers. Granted, Google’s home page has always remained super-clean but that bar seems at odds with it. Now, Google may be planning to change this by introducing a tiny grid in its place, taking a leaf from Chrome OS.

By On March 1, 2013 Respond
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HP Pavilion 14-c010us 14-inch Chromebook Now Available At $330

HP Pavilion 14-c010us 14-inch Chromebook Now Available At $330

We have already reported that HP was readying a 14-inch Chromebook for the market. HP has officially announced the product – Pavilion 14-c010us Chromebook. It comes with a reasonable price tag of $330.

By On February 12, 2013 Respond
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HP Reportedly Readying A 14-Inch Chromebook

HP Reportedly Readying A 14-Inch Chromebook

If any laptop model has gained signification popularity in recent months, it would be the Chromebook. Offered by multiple vendors right now, the Chromebooks are light-weight notebooks which offer a whole range of basic computing tasks and a plethora of Google apps. According to some insiders, HP is also readying to enter the Chromebook space.

By On January 31, 2013 Respond
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Lenovo Announces Its First Chromebook – Thinkpad X131e

Lenovo Announces Its First Chromebook – Thinkpad X131e

Until now, Chromebook fans were restricted between Samsung or ASUS while purchasing laptops with Google’s Chrome OS. They will be happy to know that another laptop maker has decide to enter the Chromebook market. Lenovo has announced to launch its very first Chromebook under the ThinkPad line,called Thinkpad X131e Chromebook.

By On January 20, 2013 Respond
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Samsung Series 3 Chromebox Gets A New Look With Same Features

Samsung Series 3 Chromebox Gets A New Look With Same Features

Samsung has revealed that without changing any single specification, the company will make a completely new look for the tiny Chrome OS computer called the XE300M22-B01US.

By On January 3, 2013 Respond
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$99 Google Chromebook For Schools Sold Out In 24 Hours

$99 Google Chromebook For Schools Sold Out In 24 Hours

To bring computing power to the students, online charity DonorsChoose.org along with Google, started selling Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks for students and school teachers for $99 from Monday, December 10, 2012. The buzzing news is, all those Chromebooks were sold out within 24 hours.

By On December 12, 2012 Respond
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Google Plans 12.85-Inch Touch Chromebook

Google Plans 12.85-Inch Touch Chromebook

Google has long vowed its commitment to the Chrome OS, even when its Chromebook line hasn’t gained much traction. The company continue to dish out new devices in the Chrome lineup, and reports have suggested that it may be readying a 12.85-inch touch-enabled Chrome notebook.

By On November 27, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Use Chrome OS Without Buying A Chromebook

[Tutorial] How To Use Chrome OS Without Buying A Chromebook

If you are curious on how this operating system from Google looks like and how it works, but you don’t have $250 to spend in order to buy Samsung Chromebook which will be only used to test Chrome OS, this tutorial will teach you how to run it on any computer, laptop or operating system using VirtualBox.

By On November 6, 2012 Respond
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