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.
From less than $200 to more than $1,200; which Chromebook is right for you?
Google inks a deal with VMWare to bring legacy Windows applications to its Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.
The first 13-inch Chromebook is now available from Toshiba. It offers a high-quality build for a low price.
Google aims its Chrome cannon at your staid conference room with Chromebox for Meetings, an attempt to upend business-grade teleconferencing systems.
Hewlett-Packard's Chromebook 11 with LTE appears at Best Buy -- and is still pretty cheap at $379.
Laptops based on Google's Chrome OS will reportedly multiply in 2014. They're cheap and schools have a growing affinity for them.
The electronics giant announces a full HD 21.5-inch screen desktop computer that easily runs Google products, like Gmail, Drive, Play, and Google+ Hangouts.
The companies offer a free replacement charger to people affected by the recall and resume sales of the laptop featuring an improved charger.
If a Chromebook is near trusted hardware like a phone or watch, an app could wake up the machine. Easier screen unlocking could encourage people to lock them in the first place.
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.