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Google: Chrome apps must work offline by end of year

Google: Chrome apps must work offline by end of year

Chrome apps are easy to use, but you might have an issue or two with your sin the near future. Google has changed their apps program for Chrome a touch recently, blocking all apps downloaded outside of the Web Store. Now the company is depreciating legacy packaged apps, which might be what you’re using when you open up a Chrome app.

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Chromebooks score Google Play for Education

Chromebooks score Google Play for Education

Google has been targeting the educational market with its Chromebooks since their early days, and the latest move in this is the addition of Google Play for Education. With Education, teachers can better interact with students for providing teaching materials.

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Android apps on a Chromebook?! You bet

Android apps on a Chromebook?! You bet

Chrome is one of those Google services you don’t think much about. Chromebooks are one of the easiest ways to consume as much Chrome as possible, but at I/O we found out that it might be a new way to consume Android as well. With Chromebooks, it’s going to be possible to run Android apps on Chrome OS in the near future.

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Chromebook Pixel LTE owners get data credit from Google

Chromebook Pixel LTE owners get data credit from Google

Yesterday, it came to light that the Chromebook Pixel LTE was having its free data shut off. The Verizon service users were promised for two years was being shut off after 12 months. Google has responded, offering users a credit for their trouble.

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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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