Chromebook

Google Being Sued Over the Chromebook Name

Google Being Sued Over the Chromebook Name

Google is one of the parties being sued by Salt Lake City based company ISYS Technologies over the rights to the Chromebook name. The court case also attempts to block Amazon.com, Acer, Best Buy, and Samsung from marketing the Chromebooks and selling them later this month. Could this mean the end of the Chromebook as we know it? Will the name be changed at the last minute to the “Chrome U?” We feel rather confident the speedy Chrome OS laptop will still be released, but it is unclear how this case will affect the upcoming launch.

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Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook notebook gets teardown treatment at iFixit

Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook notebook gets teardown treatment at iFixit

You have to be a fan of the gang over at iFixit if you are gadget hound. They take the shiny new toys that we all want and open them up to show us the shiny insides. At the same time the teardown also gives us an indication of how reparable the gear is should we ever need to fix something on our own. It's also cool to see what hardware is used inside. The latest product to get the teardown treatment is the Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook.

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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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Chromebook Goes On Sale Early At Gilt

Chromebook Goes On Sale Early At Gilt

At last month's Google I/O developer conference, the much anticipated Chromebooks were unveiled, with the first two to be from Samsung and Acer. The Chromebooks were scheduled to arrive on June 15th, which is now just two weeks away, but should you not be the patient type, you can grab one now from Gilt.

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Toshiba axed Google Chromebook and Windows 7 tablet plans?

Toshiba axed Google Chromebook and Windows 7 tablet plans?

Toshiba has ditched its Windows 7 tablet PC and Google Chromebook plans, according to the latest roadmap rumors, having been burned before on new segment experiments like Android smartbooks. The scheduled products have already been deleted from the agenda, according to DigiTimes' sources, while the Windows 7 tablet Toshiba demonstrated back at CES 2011 may be delayed or in fact never released at all.

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Intel Pushes Cedar Trail/Oak Trail Chipsets for Tablets and Notebooks

Intel Pushes Cedar Trail/Oak Trail Chipsets for Tablets and Notebooks

At Google I/O this week, Google announced Android 3.1 to be officially released in June, giving us all hope that it will be more free with licensing the OS to tablet hardware vendors, and that we will see Honeycomb on more tablets. Google had previously only given licensing to Asustek, Acer, and Motorola for their tablets. Motorola has already updated the Xoom to 3.1. Google has also said that they will cooperate with Intel to get Oak Trail/Chrome or Cedar Trail/Chrome platforms for more Chromebooks.

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Samsung Chromebook official page goes live and official commercial surfaces

Samsung Chromebook official page goes live and official commercial surfaces

We have been impressed with the Chromebooks that are surfacing and being shown off. Whether or not you think Chromebooks are the future of notebooks, they are impressive in many ways. We have gone into the basics of what a Google Chromebook is previously if you aren't familiar, you can check out our SlashGear 101 on the topic. We have already talked a bit about the Samsung flavor of Chromebook that was announced earlier this week. The official Samsung page and commercial for those machines has now turned up.

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