Google takes on the operating system
Google dropped a bombshell on the tech world in July 2009 when it announced it is building a browser-based operating system, called Chrome OS. The open-source OS will have ramifications for Microsoft, Apple, PC makers, and the way people use computers.
No, it isn't saying it will build a Netbook. But it sure knows what it would like one running Chrome OS to resemble, and that's a little different from the Netbook of today.
Brin: Google's OSes likely to converge
Ahead of an event designed to show off the OS for the first time, Google has released source code for the project. More is expected, including a demonstration.
Gossip about Chrome and Android merging is still idle talk, but Google is preparing Chrome Apps to run on iOS and Android -- possibly as soon as January.
The online programming tool, still in its early stages, is for writing Web apps within a Web browser. The open-source tool itself is built with Google's new Dart language.
The revamped, slim Chromebook C720 gets 20 percent lopped off its sticker price.
These tips will help you get started on one of Google's affordable cloud-based computers.
The previously-announced "Supervised Users" option moves into Google Chrome beta, and two Chrome security engineers begin work on a "paranoid mode."
A host of recent LG trademark filings list such names at ChromeOne, ChromeDesk, and ChromeStation.
Hewlett-Packard saw the future this week, and that future has more and more Android and Chrome devices in it.
With Microsoft and Intel becoming "outright competitors," Hewlett-Packard sees most of the PC growth happening outside the Windows market. That means Android, Chrome, and Ubuntu.
Mainstream or not, here come the next-gen Chromebooks. Acer's C7 update claims 8.5 hours of battery life, even with a downgraded Haswell chip.
commentary Google's got the Chromebook price point nailed, but until major missing pieces like apps fall into place, the browser-based laptop will be stuck in a tributary outside the mainstream.
Chromebook hardware gets a boost from Intel's Haswell chip as Google and Intel debut new, low-cost Chromebooks.
Trick Chrome into letting you install the Google+ Photos app on your computer.
Google's upcoming breakfast event with the company's new Android chief could result in anything from a fresh Android update to a new Nexus tablet.
The software imports, sorts, syncs, and packages up photos imported onto Google's high-end Chrome OS laptop. It's a very Googley way of handling photos.
The Chromebook Pixel may be pretty, but it can't talk to cameras -- among the many problems that keep it from being a prime-time laptop.
Android and Glass get a lot of attention at Google I/O, but Chrome and Web programming sessions are core to Google's conference for developers.
Google Keep debuts as a Chrome Web app, bringing its simple note-taking features to Chrome browsers and Chromebooks.
Chromebook's new Managed Public Sessions hopes to challenge Windows' supremacy as the ubiquitous public computer.
Intel has been synonymous with Windows PCs seemingly forever. But it's trying to change that in a hurry. Enter Google.
The first customers will start getting the Chromebook Pixel LTE today, several weeks after the Wi-Fi-only version was available.
Google will ship its LTE model of the pricey but powerful laptop shortly, for $1,449.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Google Chromebook Pixel and shows you why it's easy to open and service, but nearly impossible to upgrade.
"I think that both Samsung and ourselves have benefited not only on the Android side but also on the Chrome side," says Google CFO Patrick Pichette.
With Chrome OS foundering, the company needed to take a bold step to kick-start its cloud vision.
The browser-based Chrome OS now has a high-end home: a refined $1,299 laptop with a high-resolution touch screen. It paves the way for Chrome OS tablets, too.
The company says the feature will be available to OS X and Linux users "soon" but doesn't say exactly when.
Edging into Microsoft's touch screen territory, the Web giant is said to have developed its first touch-capable laptop to run on Chrome's operating system.
Exclusive: Slinky.me founder Victor Koch says his company's Chromebook video is legit -- but doubts about him are mounting.
Looking beyond Windows, Hewlett-Packard has embraced the browser-based Chrome OS -- though it's only pitching the $330 Pavilion 14 as a way to tap into Google online services.
Showing how much things are changing in the computing world, the PC giant is following rivals with a laptop running Google's browser-based Chrome OS.