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Google Chrome OS “Student package” notebook for $20 tipped imminent

Google Chrome OS “Student package” notebook for $20 tipped imminent

Google IO day two doesn't kick off for another nine hours or so, but it seems the search giant may not have revealed all its secrets in the jam-packed first day. According to a Forbes report quoting an unnamed senior Google exec, the company is readying a Chrome OS based notebook launch which will be positioned as a "student package", offering both hardware and cloud services for $20 per month.

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Samsung “Alex” Chrome OS netbook revealed

Samsung “Alex” Chrome OS netbook revealed

The Chrome OS leaks keep coming, with the Acer ZGB netbook and Seaboard tablet being followed by details of Samsung's offering with Google's new platform. The Samsung "Alex" is a 1280 x 800 netbook powered by Intel's dual-core Atom N550 1.5GHz processor, along with a SanDisk SSD P4 and Qualcomm Gobi 2000 3G WWAN connectivity.

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$200 ASUS Eee PC could run Chrome OS in June

$200 ASUS Eee PC could run Chrome OS in June

You have to give ASUS its due; the company may have seen the netbook segment rise and, arguably, decline in the face of tablets, but it's still pushing to hit the sort of price points initially promised. According to DigiTimes' sources, ASUS is readying to launch a new Eee PC with a $200 to $250 price tag in June.

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Intel readying 6-8 Android x86 devices for April reveal?

Intel readying 6-8 Android x86 devices for April reveal?

Intel may be invested heavily in MeeGo, but the chip company is also a realist; according to the latest reports, it is working with 6-8 notebook manufacturers - including Inventec and Compal - on a number of x86-based Android devices for an unveil next month. According to DigiTimes' sources, Intel is aiming to showcase the new Android devices at IDF Beijing.

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Chrome Owns Pwn2Own, Google’s $20K Safe

Chrome Owns Pwn2Own, Google’s $20K Safe

Last week, we reported on Google's unprecedented $14,000 payout to developers for finding flaws in its Chrome browser. It seems that those fixes have now paid off, since Chrome has not been a big target for hackers at the contest.

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Google Chrome OS update hits Cr-48 with trackpad, 3G & other fixes

Google Chrome OS update hits Cr-48 with trackpad, 3G & other fixes

Google has pushed out a Chrome OS update for users of the Google Cr-48 notebook, bringing with it multiple fixes and tweaks including addressing common complaints about the trackpad. The update also includes power optimizations, potentially improving the Cr-48's already impressive battery life.

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Google’s Chrome Passes 10% of Market

Google’s Chrome Passes 10% of Market

Google’s Chrome web browser has earned itself a double-digit share and a third place ranking in the market place with 10.7%. This is a big jump from the 5.2% share Chrome had at the beginning of 2010, according to market research by Net Applications. This marks a big achievement for Chrome since it was launched only in 2008 and does not have a dedicated platform to run on.

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Google Cr-48 gets Android install

Google Cr-48 gets Android install

Google's Cr-48 notebook is intended to bring developers up to speed with Chrome OS, but those tricksy coders just won't leave the ultraportable alone. Hexxeh has managed to get Android running on the Cr-48, after previously releasing instructions on how to install Windows 7, OS X or Ubuntu.

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The Daily Slash: December 21 2010

The Daily Slash: December 21 2010

Behold! As Verizon confirms plans for a Motorola LTE device in 2011! Behold! As we're sent mysterious images of what might be the HTC Incredible HD, aka HTC Mecha, aka a 4G LTE device! Marvel! As Microsoft is tipped to be announcing ARM chip compatibility in a new version of Windows OS at the beginning of 2011. Marvel! As the iPad is praised at a surrogate for Jesus Christ. Rally! As voices from across the internet speak up for and against the FCC Net Neutrality Vote today. Rally! As Motorola sets a countdown until its brand new tablet is revealed at CES. Know the truth! With Chris as he columns about how Tegra 2 Isn’t Enough. Know the truth! By checking out the FULL LIST of WINNERS from our SlashGear / Android Community Google Cr-48 Giveaway - it might be you! And finally check out with great interest Vince's full Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review!

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SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

SO everyone by now should all be aware of the totally amazing contest we've been running where we and Google are giving away a total of FIVE brand new Cr-48 Notebooks - you know the ones, running Google Chrome OS, not available anywhere else except by limited testing release by Google, those ones. Well check it out - we've got ALL of the winners on our hands! Take a peek below to see if it's you! If it isn't you, still get super pumped up because the Google Cr-48 Pilot Program is still active! Now get to clicking!

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Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review

Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review

Google's first Chrome OS notebook, the Cr-48, has landed on the SlashGear test bench, and to say it's an interesting machine would be an understatement. The stealth-black 12.1-inch ultraportable is, like the color-scheme suggests, intended to fall into the background and let the Chrome OS platform take center-stage. Check out our full review after the cut.

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The Daily Slash: December 15 2010

The Daily Slash: December 15 2010

Such a plethora of magical words and images we've got whipped up for you today! Chris Davies columns about The Convergence Con. Ben Bajarin asks the question What Happened to Innovation? And right when you thought we'd run out of columns, Don Reisinger comes at you with the controllers: Why I Don’t Have A Favorite Game Console. Then get CRAZY in a gigantically warred Call of Duty: Black Ops update which makes everyone totally ANGRY! And AGAIN, don't forget! Take a peek at both of our SlashGear AND our Android Community giveaways of the Google Cr-48 Laptop! Get in to it!

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