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Google may give your eldest Chromebook new life with LaCrOs

Google may give your eldest Chromebook new life with LaCrOs

What happens to a Chromebook (or any ChromeOS device for that matter) when it reaches its software update end-of-life? That question was effectively answered this week at a Questions and Answers session with Google at a celebration of one full decade of Chrome OS. It was Chrome OS director of product management Alexander Kuscher who answered the question with a mention of "working under the hood."

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Chrome OS adds Android Phone Hub, smarter clipboard & Tote feature

Chrome OS adds Android Phone Hub, smarter clipboard & Tote feature

Chrome OS is turning 10, and Google is heaping on new productivity and convenience features including some which promise to ease the interactions between your Chrome OS and Android devices. The company says it expects more than 50 new Chrome OS launches this year - including 2-in-1s, detachables, Chromebooks, and Chromeboxes - though the new software features are rolling out from today.

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 goes on sale with sleek red styling

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 goes on sale with sleek red styling

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 has arrived in US stores, offering a more affordable price point - but the same splash of color - as last year's Galaxy Chromebook flagship. Announced at CES 2021 in January, the newest Chrome OS notebook is the first to pack a QLED screen, with the display technology making the leap from Samsung's Windows laptops.

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Chromebooks will finally get a built-in screen recorder next month

Chromebooks will finally get a built-in screen recorder next month

Chromebooks are inexpensive, flexible laptops that enable users -- particularly students -- to quickly get to work using their favorite web apps. Given that Google heavily pushes Chromebooks as a tool for students, it's no surprise that it revealed plans to add a built-in screen recorder -- and now we know when it'll finally be available.

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Chrome OS nibbling away at Windows market while macOS holds steady

Chrome OS nibbling away at Windows market while macOS holds steady

According to global shipment readings from the analytics group IDC, the year 2020 made Chrome OS rise as Windows fell. In the year 2019, IDC showed Windows with a total global PC marketshare at 85.4%. In the year 2020, Windows global marketshare rang in at 80.5%, for a year-over-year fall of 4.9%. Chrome OS global marketshare rose by almost that same percentage over the same period of time.

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Galaxy Chromebook 2 gets a release date and pricing as pre-orders open

Galaxy Chromebook 2 gets a release date and pricing as pre-orders open

One of Samsung's first orders of business in the new year was to announce the Galaxy Chromebook 2, and now it seems that the company is just about ready for launch. Samsung has opened up pre-orders for the Galaxy Chromebook 2, revealing pricing information and a release date to boot. If you're looking for a less expensive alternative to the original Galaxy Chromebook that still falls in the premium Chromebook category, this could indeed be it.

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Google Meet on Chromebooks promised to be less resource-hungry

Google Meet on Chromebooks promised to be less resource-hungry

The demand and sales numbers for Chromebooks have skyrocketed in the past few months, in no small part due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced both work and school to take place at home and online. Traditionally, however, Chromebooks haven't exactly been the most powerful computers in the market, though that is thankfully changing as time goes by. That said, some Chromebooks may still not be up to snuff, especially when heavy apps like Google Meet are used, a situation that Google is no promising to address in the latest round of Chrome OS updates.

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Lenovo led the pack as tablet and Chromebooks sales blow out tail end of 2020

Lenovo led the pack as tablet and Chromebooks sales blow out tail end of 2020

It would seem that the shifting state of the world through the course of events that was 2020 made a big impact on sales of Chromebooks and tablets at the tail end of the year. Canalys records of device shipments showed Q4 as the third consecutive quarter of annual growth for the global PC market. The global PC market saw 143.7 million units shipped in Q4, a whopping 35% growth VS the same period the year before.

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iPads and Chromebooks led PC market growth in 2020

iPads and Chromebooks led PC market growth in 2020

A few years ago, almost every market analyst and tech news site repeated the mantra of the death of tablets that no longer have any place in a consumer market filled with large phones. Today, tablets have apparently become one of the strongest contenders in the global PC market, helping continue that market's growth after languishing for years. Of course, the pandemic is partly to thank for that but a bit more interesting is how Apple's tablets have played an important role there as well.

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Chrome OS M88 update adds two features you’ll wonder how you did without

Chrome OS M88 update adds two features you’ll wonder how you did without

Google is shipping out some new ease-of-use features to Chrome OS today, and they're specifically targeted at making Chromebook usage as "seamless" as possible. There are two big features packed in today's Chrome OS update: new website login options that can use your Chrome login credentials, and new customizable lock screens that can give Chrome OS devices a more personalized feel.

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One by Wacom display-free tablet and stylus gets Chromebook support

One by Wacom display-free tablet and stylus gets Chromebook support

Chromebook owners can now use the One by Wacom tablet and stylus with their Chrome OS device without first installing drivers, the company has announced. Wacom says this product is its first to sport the Works with Chromebook certification, making it easier for Chromebook users to complete assignments, work on projects, and get a bit of art done.

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HP reveals five new Chromebooks made for home-schooling

HP reveals five new Chromebooks made for home-schooling

CES 2021 might be over, but that isn't stopping companies like HP from revealing new products. Today, HP announced a collection of new Chromebooks meant primarily for education, whether those Chromebooks are for teachers or students. Given that there's seemingly no end to the pandemic in sight, these Chromebooks are being positioned as machines that are good for blended or remote learning.

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