Nobody seemed very fond of Google-powered Chromebooks in their first year of existence on the market, but something happened in the last few months turning the fortunes around for the struggling class of notebooks.
Google keeps on promoting its Chromebooks to the academe, and it looks like it is getting the adoption it deserves.
A Notification Center has been added in the latest version of the Chromium build for Windows, a feature that opens the path to the integration of Google Now in Chrome and Chrome OS.
A Chrome Bugdroid statue has been spotted in Google’s Campus, and a new report says that Google is getting ready to let Chrome users run Android apps in their browser.
Chrome-based notebooks now account for 5-10% of Acer’s U.S. sales since its Chromebook line-up launched last November. On the other hand, Windows 8 fails to boost Acer’s sales figures.
It looks like Google is adding another Chrome OS partner to the list. According to a PDF discovered on HP’s website, the company could soon be launching an HP Pavilion Chromebook.
Google Glass is in its infancy, so our job right now is to imagine what could be. It opens our minds up for critical thought, and all great things start with that. Right now it’s fairly benign technology, but what could the future bring? If we open our minds a bit and explore the possibilities… this Google Glass thing is scary good.
Lenovo are adding Chrome OS to their lineup of ThinkPad laptops. The new Chromebook will offer schools a cheaper alternative to Windows based laptops.
The restrictions of a Google Chrome OS that works exclusively with web applications have been the main suspects behind the not so grand success of the first Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, but the mediocre hardware has definitely not helped either.
Considering everything that the Korean has gone through in the past year, we don’t blame them for wanting to steer clear from anything too Apple-like. Meet the new Series 3 Chromebox.