Google to offer 100 GB of free cloud storage to new Chromebook and Chromebox buyers?

by 1 year ago

Google’s first-generation Chromebooks haven’t quite made it to the mainstream yet, but the search giant has decided not only to follow up on those devices, but also to step up its game a bit. The makers of the web-centric Chrome OS have upped the ante in terms of tech specs, equipping the new Chromebook with a far snappier processor than the first-generation one, but also with more RAM. Aside from the new Series 5 Chromebook 550, Google has also released a brand new Series 3 Chromebox, similar with Apple’s Mac Minis, but available at a lower price point. While all…

Offline Google Drive coming at Google I/O, ad-supported Chromebooks in the works

by 2 years ago

Google’s Senior Vice President of Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai took the stage at D10 yesterday, the Wall Street Journal’s yearly “All Things D” conference, to talk about some of Google’s products he oversees, including the Chrome browser, Chrome OS, and Google Drive. During the interview with Walt Mossberg, Pichai praised Chrome, and its popularity, saying that the browser is now used by “hundreds of millions of active users.” Furthermore, he revealed that the Chrome browser has gained “substantial mindshare,” and that “roughly” a third of people using the browser, even more in the consumer business compared with the enterprise…

ChromeOS tablet not planned, Android and Chrome to converge in the future: Google VP

by 2 years ago

Google is expected to launch its first ever Nexus-branded tablet at its annual Google I/O developers conference this summer, but the search giant will not create a similar device running the company’s desktop operating system, Chrome OS. According to Linus Upson, Google’s Vice President of Engineering, the two ecosystems will coexist although they are expected to converge at some point in the future. While introducing the new Samsung Chrome OS machines, Upson told TechRadar: We are not working on a Chrome OS tablet. We have our hands full in delivering a wonderful experience on dektop and laptop and the Android…

Latest Chrome OS update makes Google’s web-centric OS look a lot like Windows

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by 2 years ago

Google’s Chrome operating system is not exactly the company’s most popular product these days, but the search giant is working hard to change that. The latest developer version of Chrome OS is more than an ordinary maintenance update, heavily modifying the operating system to make it look more like a full fledged OS, like Windows or OS X, and less like a simple browser, as things were until now. Aura is the name of Chrome’s new user interface framework and, aside from making the operating system look better, it also adds some significant features. You can now open an app through…