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LG Chrome OS device could be in pipeline

LG Chrome OS device could be in pipeline

LG's Chromebook plans have apparently been outed, with Microsoft revealing the company is working on - or at least considering - using Google's Chrome OS platform to create a cloud-loving notebook. The fast-booting OS was mentioned alongside Android in Microsoft's triumphant patent announcement earlier, in which the software company said the new agreement covers "LG's tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome OS Platform."

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LG signs patent deal: Microsoft collecting fees from 70% of Android OEMs

LG signs patent deal: Microsoft collecting fees from 70% of Android OEMs

LG has become the latest Android device manufacturer to ink a deal with Microsoft of patent licensing, as the software giant continues to leverage its IP portfolio to squeeze cash out of those using Google's platform. The agreement covers all of LG's tablets, phones and "other consumer devices" which run either Android or Chrome OS. LG is the eleventh Android and/or Chrome OS device manufacturer to concede to Microsoft's licensing terms, something the company is quick to crow about.

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Google Chrome 15 is now the top browser version, but not the top browser

Google Chrome 15 is now the top browser version, but not the top browser

If you're the sort of person who follows technology news across multiple websites, you may be seeing a story about how Google has finally out-done the rest of the browsers in the world with their magical fantastical Chrome browser version 15. What you might not be seeing as clearly is that though this version of the browser has beaten Internet Explorer version 8.0, it's still out-done by the the Microsoft-made browser on the whole. Those users who do not update their browsers when they should - aka your mother and father and your uncle Bob, they are the ones ruining the fun for the team at Microsoft.

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HTC Chromebook in pipeline tip sources

HTC Chromebook in pipeline tip sources

HTC is reportedly considering producing a Chromebook using Google's Chrome OS, despite underwhelming sales of Acer and Samsung hardware using the cloud-centric platform. The new HTC - billed as an "internet-access device" - would differ in that the company is apparently looking to "combine the advantages" of Android and Chrome OS, according to DigiTimes' supply chain sources, though it's unclear if that means a dual-boot arrangement or something else.

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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review

You run your social life in the cloud. You handle your email in the cloud. You might even write your documents, store your music and keep your backups in the cloud. Why not do away with local computing altogether? That's the premise of Google's Chrome OS, relying on just a browser to be your window to the all-purpose web. The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is one of the first notebooks to give Chrome OS a go, in the case of our Three powered machines offering 3G to release you from the WiFi teat, too. Can we really live in the cloud, or are we destined to tumble back to earth with a bump? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Google Launches Chromebook via Game

Google Launches Chromebook via Game

Google has started the preview launch of the new Chromebook in treasure hunt fashion. With the official launch on June 15, this seek-and-find game must be Google’s pre-launch ramp-up strategy. The game consists of clues, which are links, that take treasure seekers on a journey past technology milestones in history. The first clue was posted today by Product Marketing Manager Azhar Hashem on the official Google Chrome Blog. The clue takes you to a memo written by Tim Berners-Lee about the beginning of the World Wide Web (no offense intended at Al Gore).

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Are Chromebooks the Future of Notebooks?

Are Chromebooks the Future of Notebooks?

Google's keynote yesterday was all about Chrome and, in essence, all about the future of the web. Despite the creative enhancements they are making to the Chrome browser it was the section on Chromebooks and Chrome OS that stood out most to me. Primarily because of the thought that the Chromebook may represent the future of notebooks.

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