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Report: Fuchsia replacing Android is still Google’s plan

Report: Fuchsia replacing Android is still Google’s plan

A report released today revealed new inner workings of one of Google's not-so-public projects: Fuchsia. This software development project is available for public viewing in SOME sense, and has been for some time, but the way Google's using it remains largely a mystery. Today we're to understand that Fuchsia's reaching a crossroads, and that Google will soon need to decide whether to hang on and bust through, or drop the project altogether.

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2-in-1 “Wand” Chromebook with backlit detachable keyboard leaks

2-in-1 “Wand” Chromebook with backlit detachable keyboard leaks

Code found in Chrome OS reveals the existence of a new detachable Chromebook product codenamed "Wand." According to the report revealing the code, "Wand" is a battery-powered detachable keyboard, one that could potentially bring a backlight to solve existing 2-in-1 Chromebook complaints. The powered keyboard may also be used to provide ultra-long battery life.

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Samsung is stepping up with tablets, so where’s Google?

Samsung is stepping up with tablets, so where’s Google?

All eyes may be on Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 and its imminent reveal, but it's a far bigger Android device that demonstrates just how much the mobile device market is crying out for innovation. The Galaxy Tab S4 leaked earlier this week, Samsung's upcoming Android tablet, that seems set to arrive amid general slate apathy from Google itself.

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18 Chromebooks get Linux app support

18 Chromebooks get Linux app support

If you thought Chrome OS was just a boring glorified web browser turned OS, then your impressions are woefully outdated. Next to still unofficial, or even unconfirmed, platforms like Google Fuchsia or Microsoft Andromeda, Chrome OS is shaping up to be one of the most exciting operating systems of late. That is, if you owned a Google Pixelbook or one of the more recent, more powerful, more expensive recent Chromebooks. Worry not because Google has just recently flipped the switch that will give even the cheaper and older ones some powerful features, namely Linux app support.

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Google Pixelbook Windows 10 certification could be coming

Google Pixelbook Windows 10 certification could be coming

Google could be working on Windows 10 for Pixelbook support, with the Chromebook getting official compatibility with Microsoft's OS. Launched late last year, the Pixelbook is Google's latest Chrome OS notebook but, though the initial response was generally positive, some insisted it was a missed opportunity too.

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Chromebooks with Linux can run Windows apps but it’s not easy

Chromebooks with Linux can run Windows apps but it’s not easy

It really seems that Chrome OS is being groomed to be the one OS that runs them all. Well almost all. In addition to its native Chrome-based platform, it now supports Android through Google Play Store and, just recently, Linux. Because of those two, it is also possible to run Windows programs to some extent. CodeWeavers, which develops software for running Windows programs on Mac and Linux, has just shown what could be a better way to run those same programs on a Chromebook.

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Adobe fix: If you’ve got Flash, you’ve got a problem

Adobe fix: If you’ve got Flash, you’ve got a problem

Today the folks behind Adobe software safety revealed a fix for a flaw for Flash. You might not use Flash actively - you might not even realize it's on your computer (desktop computer, that is,) but there it might very well be. Good news for Apple computer users is this bit of malware seems to be relegated to Windows. Maybe. Very likely, but not certainly.

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Tablets are dead, long live Chrome tablets!

Tablets are dead, long live Chrome tablets!

Google experience a glitch in the matrix over the weekend where the last traces of Android’s tablet existence vanished without a trace. Evidence that there were, once upon a time, such things as Android tablets has since then returned but their sudden and silent removal served to confirm what many have been expecting to happen sooner rather than later. If Google is to be asked, tablets are pretty much dead in the water. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the new line of Chrome tablets and 2-in-1 devices.

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HP Chromebox G2 mini desktops with USB-C are now available

HP Chromebox G2 mini desktops with USB-C are now available

The HP Chromebox G2 mini desktop announced in January is now available to purchase. HP added the device to its online store today, where it promptly sold out in certain configurations. The device, like most Chromebox models, resembles a set-top box, but packs Google's Chrome OS as an alternative to Chromebook laptops.

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ASUS Chromebox 3 launches: Here’s what’s inside

ASUS Chromebox 3 launches: Here’s what’s inside

The ASUS Chromebox 3 has been available for pre-order for a little over a month at this point, and today, we're getting a better idea of when the new lineup will launch. ASUS has announced that the first devices in the Chromebox 3 line will be available later this month, with specific availability for each model seemingly different depending on configuration.

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HP Chromebook x2 preorders appear early at Best Buy

HP Chromebook x2 preorders appear early at Best Buy

Last month, HP took the wraps off a gorgeous new detachable laptop running Chrome OS. Called the HP Chromebook x2, this model features a tablet that connects to a keyboard using a magnetic hinge. The model runs the latest version of Google's OS that doesn't require a keyboard, putting it up against Apple and its newest iPad model.

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Chrome OS 66 brings Meltdown fix, blocks autoplay content

Chrome OS 66 brings Meltdown fix, blocks autoplay content

Unlike releases for other operating systems like Windows or macOS, Chrome OS releases often pass by unnoticed because of how fast and how often they happen, following the releases of the Chrome browser. But while Chrome OS version 66 rolled out without much fuss and fanfare, it is still quite a notable and important one. Not only does it brings features from Chrome 66 itself, it also finally closes the door on this year's biggest security scare: the Meltdown vulnerability.

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