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Chrome OS Virtual Desks, Click-to-Call now available on some Chromebooks

Chrome OS Virtual Desks, Click-to-Call now available on some Chromebooks

With the new PixelBook Go, Google is positioning Chromebooks as the ultimate productivity computer, especially on the go. It may not always feel that way considering the missing features and software on Chrome OS. Fortunately, just like the browser on which it is based, Chrome OS is constantly and regularly evolving and the latest update brings new features that promise to take users' productivity to the next level.

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Google Pixelbook Go Review: Treat your fingers

Google Pixelbook Go Review: Treat your fingers

Unlike a chest of gold in the movies, the Pixelbook Go may not cast a honeyed glow on your face when you open the lid, but the keyboard you find waiting inside is no less precious. More affordable and more mainstream than the Pixelbook, Google's newest Chromebook puts Chrome OS on a far more traditional form-factor. With a starting price of $649 the Pixelbook Go may still have its flaws, but its big advantage over rival laptops cuts through them all.

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Chrome OS 80 could allow sideloading Android APKs on Chromebooks

Chrome OS 80 could allow sideloading Android APKs on Chromebooks

Chromebooks, or at least most of the newer ones, may now be able to install Android apps but that hardly makes them Android devices. In fact, users can only install certain apps from the Google Play Store, which may not cover everything that they want or need. On Android, users can try manually installing Android APKs on their device, a.k.a. sideloading. That capability may soon come to Chromebooks as well, perhaps in Chrome OS version 80 next year.

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Pixelbook Go hands-on: Google’s budget Chromebook is all about focus

Pixelbook Go hands-on: Google’s budget Chromebook is all about focus

The Pixelbook Go hides its design charms on the bottom, which seems a pretty strange place at first glance, but then you have to think about how Google's new Chromebook is actually going to be used. The textured base is at odds with what's otherwise a fairly sober, sensible design, but it has some advantages beyond just looking distinctive.

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Logitech M355 mouse and K580 keyboard are made for Chrome OS

Logitech M355 mouse and K580 keyboard are made for Chrome OS

Logitech has taken the wraps off its first Made for Google K580 wireless keyboard and M355 portable wireless mouse. The two models are designed specifically for Google's Chrome OS, giving Pixelbook owners and other users new portable peripheral options. The products are described as ultra-quiet while offering a high level of precision.

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Samsung Chromebook 4 and 4+ warrant a second look

Samsung Chromebook 4 and 4+ warrant a second look

Samsung has a pair of new Chromebooks, and if you've been waiting for mainstream laptop specs but with particularly aggressive pricing, today's your lucky day. The Samsung Chromebook 4 and Chromebook 4+ each borrow the company's sleek Windows notebook styling, but kick off at just $229.99.

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Samsung Chromebook 4+ goes big with 15-inch screen and not much else

Samsung Chromebook 4+ goes big with 15-inch screen and not much else

It may be the Pixel 4's time on stage in two weeks' time but it will be sharing the attention with Chromebooks. In addition to Google's own Pixelbook 2, there might be a few new Chrome OS laptops coming around that time as well. Perhaps trying to beat the rush or trying to go under the radar, two new Samsung Chromebooks have popped up. And while the Samsung Chromebook 4+ is notable for embracing a new larger size, it seems to have just put a giant body on a middling soul.

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Chrome OS 77 brings virtual desktops, media notifications, and more

Chrome OS 77 brings virtual desktops, media notifications, and more

Google is expected to launch a new Pixel-branded Chromebook in just a few weeks and those vying for that device will have a shiny new Chrome OS release waiting for them. Of course, all Chromebook owners will be able to enjoy the new stable release of Chrome OS 77, though some might have features unavailable to older devices. With the latest release, Chrome OS is delivering features that makes the honestly odd operating system not only more accessible but also more productive.

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HP Chromebook x360 12b and 14b support pen, touch, and voice

HP Chromebook x360 12b and 14b support pen, touch, and voice

HP has taken the wraps off its new Chromebook x360 12b and 14b notebooks, both offering 360-degree hinges alongside sleek designs and high-end features, including USI pen support, USB-C, metal construction, and up to a Full HD display. As their names suggest, these two new Chromebooks are offered in 12-inch and 14-inch size options.

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Chrome OS rolls out Google Assistant to more Chromebooks

Chrome OS rolls out Google Assistant to more Chromebooks

There is no single Google OS, at least not yet, but if there is one platform that ties all of Google's products together, that would be Google Assistant. the smart assistant is available on almost all of Google's presences across all devices, providing access to Google's treasury of knowledge on the Web as well as its services like Gmail and Calendar. Now that convenience is rolling out to more Chromebooks outside of Google's Pixelbook and Pixel Slate.

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Google ‘Pixelbook Go’ leaks with 4K display and clamshell design

Google ‘Pixelbook Go’ leaks with 4K display and clamshell design

The sequel to Google's Pixelbook has leaked as the 'Pixelbook Go,' an alleged clamshell laptop featuring a magnesium alloy body and 13.3-inch touchscreen with up to a 4K Ultra HD resolution. The model is expected to launch officially at the Google event in October, offering consumers an update on the Pixelbook that packs major changes, including a less flexible hinge and lack of pen support.

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Google Pixelbook 2 “Atlas” 4K screen unofficially smiles for the camera

Google Pixelbook 2 “Atlas” 4K screen unofficially smiles for the camera

Google may have called it quits on making Pixel and Chrome OS tablets but it hasn't given up yet on Pixel laptops. It has been almost two years since the first Google Chrome OS laptop launched and the Pixelbook hasn't had a proper successor. That may finally be changing this year when, along with the Pixel 4, Google launches the Pixelbook 2. It may not be enjoying the same flood of leaks as the Android smartphone but there is no shortage of information about the laptop that is now fighting for the spotlight once again.

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