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Verizon ends data for Chromebook Pixel, Google covers up

Verizon ends data for Chromebook Pixel, Google covers up

Chromebook Pixel owners who purchased the LTE model did so with the implicit understanding they’d get two years of LTE data from Verizon the day they activated the data plan. A year in, those customers are seeing their free data vanish. Verizon and Google have conflicting impressions of what has been going on, with Google taking steps to cover their tracks on the matter.

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Offline Chromebook Google Play movies enabled

Offline Chromebook Google Play movies enabled

Google has delivered offline playback for Google Play multimedia on Chromebooks, with a new version of the app allowing local caching of movies and TV shows. The functionality, promised at Google and Intel's Chrome OS event last month, further cuts the ties of Chromebooks from their original always-on requirement.

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Chromebooks coming to nine new countries

Chromebooks coming to nine new countries

In a poem written to the world, Google has announced Chromebooks will become available for nine new regions. Across the world, Google is bringing their popular desktop-gone-mobile platform to more users. Unfortunately, Google didn’t provide a timeframe for when these new countries might be seeing Chromebooks.

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HP Chromebook 11.6-inch model returns in white and turquoise

HP Chromebook 11.6-inch model returns in white and turquoise

The newest in a surprisingly large line of HP Chromebooks has arrived in white and turquoise. This model looks rather similar to the Pavilion model shown of earlier this year, here coming with a Samsung Exynos 5350 processor and up to 2GB of RAM. The display here is still 11.6-inches and you’ll have optional 3G connectivity as well.

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ASUS Chromebook C300 goes up for pre-order, too

ASUS Chromebook C300 goes up for pre-order, too

Following the smaller C200, ASUS has also put its slightly larger and more expensive C300 Chromebook up for pre-order, targeting those who want a bigger display and a greater storage capacity. The estimated shipping time is "end of May."

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Asus Chromebook C200 available for pre-order

Asus Chromebook C200 available for pre-order

ASUS's Chromebook C200 has gone up for pre-order priced at the common Chromebook price point of $249 USD. According to the Amazon listing, the laptop will begin shipping on June 26, and with it will come a roster of specifications akin to that of other Chrome OS-toting devices.

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Chrome OS update brings folders, added security features

Chrome OS update brings folders, added security features

Save for two devices, all Chrome OS devices are getting a tidy update today. Aside from the bug fixes present in every update, this one brings in folders to the app launcher and user-requested video controls. Chrome OS is also getting a little more word-y, as Google rolls in hotwords on the new tab page.

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Chromebook support boosted to 5 years

Chromebook support boosted to 5 years

The number of years a company is willing to support a product is an important part of the decision-making process for some, with too little support negating the value of the product. Until now, Google has vowed a minimum 4 years of support for Chrome OS devices, but that will be changing soon.

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HP Chromebook 11 mystery model surfaces

HP Chromebook 11 mystery model surfaces

A Reddit user going by the name "lachlanlikesathing" went to his local electronics store in Australia in search of an HP Chromebook 11. His search turned out to be fruitful in more than one way: he received an HP Chromebook 11, but it seems to be an unannounced model.

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This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

Acer took a "look but don't touch" approach when it revealed it was working on a Core i3 version of the C720 Chromebook back in New York City last month, but was feeling a little more accommodating today alongside Google and Intel. From the outside, as you'd expect, the C720 variant isn't especially different from the Chromebook we reviewed earlier; it's on the inside where things get interesting.

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A Chrome OS tablet? Don’t hold your breath

A Chrome OS tablet? Don’t hold your breath

Google is still hedging its bets on Chrome OS tablets, the company has confirmed, delivering touch initially but holding off on introducing new form-factors until it figures out if there's really a demand for them. Speaking during Intel's Chromebook event today, Caesar Sengupta, VP of product management at Google, insisted that the company was still in the "wait and see" stage.

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Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Google is adding offline playback support for Google Play movies in Chrome OS, allowing Chromebook users without WiFi to still watch the films and TV shows they've bought. The update, which is expected to roll out in the coming weeks, further unties Chrome OS from its dependence on the cloud, one of the initial complaints that reduced the flexibility of Chromebooks for some users.

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