The number of years a company is willing to support a product is an important part of the decision-making process for some, with too little support negating the value of the product. Until now, Google has vowed a minimum 4 years of support for Chrome OS devices, but that will be changing soon.
There’s an all-in-one with Google’s operating system Chrome OS headed for the United States this week - the LG Chromebase. Launched in secret to several retailers and reiterated at a special Intel-based event, LG’s first desktop computer running Chrome has arrived. This device has been released in Australia, of all places, earlier this year, and is just now ready for the USA.
This week the system known as Google Stars - also known as Google Collections - has been revealed in enough detail that we’re able to move forward with some thoughts. Though not entirely public, Google has let loose a few details in code on what Google Stars might be, and how it might be integrated with several services in play already. Google addict Florian Kiersch has done the lion’s share of investigation into this system - we’ve had a chat with him this afternoon about his findings.
While we’re not attempting to suggest that the Android version of Chrome Remote Desktop is perfect right off the bat, it is pretty excellent that we’re already able to launch Titanfall. This app is very similar to what we’ve seen with the Chrome version of the app, allowing you to connect your computers with an internet window. Here we’re allowed to control our computers from anywhere with a mobile device as well.
Keyboards on the screen of your computer are only really helpful when you have no physical keyboard in front of you. Instead of hunting and pecking on a display, it’s (almost) always faster to type on a physical keyboard - and it wouldn’t make sense to type on a screen when your keyboard is closer. So why has Google added an onscreen keyboard for Chrome OS?
It’s time for Samsung’s push of their newest wave of Chromebooks in the devices known as "Chromebook 2." Despite the simple name, these devices are hardly small potatoes, coming in both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch display sizes with HD and Full HD resolutions and LED technology. Both devices work with light chassis, 16GB of storage, and 4GB RAM as well.
With the newest generation of Chromebooks they’ve got prepped for the public, Samsung brings on their Galaxy styling to the web-based OS’s hardware. With the Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3" model, we’re seeing a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 LED display that’s surprisingly bright - and sharp, of course. This machine will be offered in gray and will be appearing in the public in April of 2014.
Chromebooks have their benefits and limitations, and unfortunately for many users, those limitations are of the sort involving lack of access to needed software. Taking aim at this issue, Google has teamed up with VMWare to bring Desktop as a Service (DaaS) to the Internet giant's small laptops, giving users Windows access.