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Don’t expect Android and Chrome OS to merge any time soon

Don’t expect Android and Chrome OS to merge any time soon

Android and Chrome OS: Google's split attention between two overlapping platforms has long come in for criticism, but rumors of a merge in time for the Chromebook Pixel failed to pan out. Then again, is the world ready for a $1,300 Chromebook, no matter whether it runs Android or Chrome OS? Perhaps not, Google's director of Android user experience, Matias Duarte, says, but there's more in Pixel's prescience of the touchscreen future, he argues.

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The Chromebook Pixel: beautiful vehicle, low-grade gasoline

The Chromebook Pixel: beautiful vehicle, low-grade gasoline

With the Google-made Chromebook Pixel we've got several points that the company hopes will be made right from the start - the first being an erasure of the hardware from our experience. They say this in the "Chromebook Pixel: For What's Next" presentation video provided today at the launch of the product - Andrew Bowers, Group Product Manager on the Chromebook project with Google literally says, "we basically wanted the hardware to disappear." If that's the case, does it really make sense to release the Pixel at all?

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Chromebook Pixel detailed with world’s most HD laptop display

Chromebook Pixel detailed with world’s most HD laptop display

This week the folks at Google have revealed the next step in the evolution of the Chrome operating system: the Chromebook Pixel. This machine works with the highest definition display available on the market for a notebook computer, works with multi-finger touch, and is made for the "power user." As such, this is not your everyday ultra-inexpensive Chromebook. This machine is going to cost you just a bit more than units revealed in the past.

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Google Chromebooks now in 2,000 schools

Google Chromebooks now in 2,000 schools

If you weren't sure if Google was ramping up their education efforts within the last few months, maybe this will confirm it for you. Google now has Chromebooks in 2,000 schools globally, which is twice as many schools that had Chromebooks equipped from three months ago. It's not said how many Chromebooks have been handed out so far, but a high school in Florida, which recently joined the program, has 2,200 Chromebooks at its disposal.

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Is Google’s new Chrome Android a tease for Android apps in the browser?

Is Google’s new Chrome Android a tease for Android apps in the browser?

The new appearance of a chrome Android statue at Google's Mountain View campus has prompted speculation that the company is nearing release of Android app support in the Chrome browser, perhaps for launch at Google IO this May. The shiny statue - snapped here by Googler Paul Wilcox - is interesting because it's not huddling up with the usual Android models, representing each iteration of the smartphone and tablet OS, but in Building 45 across the road.

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Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer expects Chrome OS to play an increasing role in its fortunes moving forward, as "Windows 8 itself is still not successful" according to the Taiwanese company's president. 5- to 10-percent of Acer's US shipments were Chromebooks such as the C7 ultraportable, Jim Wong told Bloomberg, and the company is confident that Chrome OS can sustain consumer interest in the face of what it sees as waning Windows 8 demand.

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HP Pavilion Chromebook leaked for February 17th

HP Pavilion Chromebook leaked for February 17th

This week it appears that HP is getting set up to work with a Pavilion-branded Chromebook, pumped up and ready to take action with the rest of the extremely inexpensive machines that Samsung and Acer have created thus far. We've had our hands-on review looks at the newest Samsung Series 3 Chromebook and Acer C7 Chromebook, now it's time for HP to bring what we're expecting will be one of the least hardcore versions of their lineup to the Chromebook world. I say least hardcore simply because HP has been known for and has proven to us that they are, indeed, hardcore with their Elite lineup top to bottom - with Chrome the game is altogether different.

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