Chromebooks Might Be Able To Dual Boot Windows 10 In The Future

There are clear advantages to running Chrome OS compared to other platforms like Windows or macOS, such as Chrome OS being a more lightweight operating system which means that you should be able to squeeze out more battery life from a Chromebook versus a laptop running on Windows.


Chrome OS Could Soon Let Android Users Resume Browsing Sessions

One of the features of iOS and macOS is the ability for users to resume their browsing sessions when they move from their phones to their computers and vice versa. However if you’re not an iOS or macOS user, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google could soon be introducing similar functionality for Chrome OS and Android.


Android’s Smart Text Selection Coming To Chrome OS Soon

Google first introduced Smart Text Selection with Android 8.0 Oreo. It has two core components. When the user taps on a word the feature automatically selects the entire phrase and it then suggests relevant actions based on what has been selected. For example, a link to Google Maps comes up with an address is selected. This feature will soon be available in Chrome OS as well.


Google Pixelbook Could Dual Boot Windows 10

Last year Google unveiled the Pixelbook which is basically a Chromebook that has the ability to fold back onto itself where users can choose to use it as a tablet or a regular laptop. Now there’s nothing inherently wrong with Chromebooks or Chrome OS in general, but admittedly platforms like Windows or macOS tend to be more “full” operating systems.


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Acer Unveils Chromebook Spin 15, Spin 13 Laptops

Hybrid laptop devices are becoming pretty common these days and usually it is aimed at users who want the best of both worlds of a tablet and a laptop. If that sounds like something you might be interested in, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Acer has a couple of solutions for you that could be worth checking out.


Chrome OS Will Soon Show Android Files In Files App

Chrome OS now plays much nicer with Android than it used to and recent commits to the Chromium Gerrit for Chrome OS have suggested that this will only continue to improve in the future. A recent code discovery revealed that the Chrome OS launcher will soon let users search for Android app shortcuts and today’s discovery reveals that Chrome OS will finally start showing Android files in the Files app.


Chrome OS Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Google may not have plans to fuse Android and Chrome OS but the former’s influence on the latter has been increasing gradually. It has long been possible to run Android apps on Chrome OS and it even supports the entire Google Play Store now. Google has also started testing Android P on Chrome OS even though it didn’t release Android Oreo for Chromebooks. Some new code has now been discovered […]


Chrome OS Gets Full Support For Linux Apps

This is something that many Chrome OS users are going to like. Google has confirmed that Chrome OS is getting full support for Linux apps. This means that devices such as Chromebooks will soon be able to run Linux apps and execute Linux commands without breaking a sweat. The company will release a preview of this for the Pixelbook first before rolling out the full Linux support to all compatible […]


Google’s ‘AltOS’ Could Let Users Toggle Between Chrome OS And Windows

In the past there have been rumors that Google could be working on a future operating system which would merge Android and Chrome OS together, although the company had previously dismissed such rumors. However according to more recent speculation, Google could still have something similar planned.


Pixelbook ‘AltOS’ Mode Might Let It Run Windows

Even though the Pixelbook is a pretty good laptop for the money, you won’t really consider it if you’re not ready to shift to Chrome OS entirely. However, it appears that Google wants to tap into those customers as well and is developing an “AltOS” mode which will enable Pixelbook owners to run Windows on their laptops as well.


Pixelbook’s Random Reboot Bug Has Been Fixed

For those who purchased Google’s Pixelbook laptop, some users were unfortunate enough to run into a bug with the laptop where it would randomly reboot itself. For some users it was infrequent, but for some it was apparently every 1 or 10 minutes which we can imagine makes it extremely annoying and more or less renders the laptop unusable.


Samsung Releases Updated Chromebook Pro With Backlit Keyboard

Last year Samsung launched the Chromebook Pro laptop which is one of the higher-end Chromebooks in the market today. However there were some gripes that some reviewers had with the laptop, such as the travel distance on the keyboard and also the fact that it wasn’t backlit.


HP Chromebook x2 Tablet With Detachable Keyboard Launched

It seems that the laptop/tablet hybrid design is still going strong these days and if you were after a similar setup, you might be interested to learn that HP has recently launched their latest Chrome OS hybrid in the form of the HP Chromebook x2. As you can see in the image above, this is a tablet that features a detachable keyboard and a stylus.


Google Chrome Adding Emoji Shortcuts For Windows, Mac, Chrome OS

If you’re on your phone and you want to enter an emoji into a message you’re sending, it’s a pretty quick and painless process. However when it comes to entering emojis on the desktop, that’s a different story as there’s no real obvious way to do that. The good news is that if you’re using Chrome, Google will be introducing some shortcuts.