Google Assistant For All Chromebooks Out In Canary Channel

It was only a matter of time before all Chromebooks received support for Google Assistant, the search engine giant’s digital personal assistant that’s already present on a wide variety of devices. The Pixebook is currently the only Chrome OS device that comes with Assistant. That’s now changing as per Google’s promise. The company has made Assitant available on all Chromebooks in the Canary channel.

HP Launches Its Thinnest Chromebook Convertible

HP is a major player in the Chromebook market and the company today launched its thinnest Chrome OS-powered convertible yet, the HP x360 14. It’s the successor to HP’s original x360 which was released last year and it has a 14 inch display instead of its predecessor’s 11. The device has a 360 degree hinge so it can be used in four different configurations.

Google Pixel Slate Moniker Surfaces Again For Tablet/Convertible

There have been many rumors about Google working on a Pixel-branded tablet/convertible product. Some have suggested that this device may be called the Google Pixel Slate. There were reports to the contrary as well but the Google Pixel Slate moniker has surfaced yet again for this product from a source that’s deemed trustworthy.

New Renders Of Upcoming Google Pixelbook Leaked

We have been hearing rumors that Google is planning to launch a new Pixelbook device. Just a couple of weeks ago, a video surfaced which showed the alleged device. Now thanks to the folks at About Chromebooks, it seems that they have managed to get their hands on what appears to be renders of the tablet/laptop hybrid.


Google Shutting Down Gmail Offline Chrome App This December

Inbox isn’t the only email client that Google will be discontinuing in the near future. The company has confirmed that it’s also going to shut down the Gmail Offline app from Chrome OS in the coming months. This app will go away sooner than Inbox, which is scheduled for sunset in March 2019. The Gmail Offline Chrome app is going to be discontinued this December.

Google Pixelbook 2 Leaked In Video, Possible Detachable Keyboard

We have been hearing rumors that Google has a new Pixelbook in the works. Now thanks to a report from Chrome Unboxed, it appears that a video has leaked online that seems to show the Pixelbook 2 in action, and based on what we can see in the video, it seems to suggest that the device could sport a detachable keyboard.

Support For Multiple Google Accounts Could Be Coming To Chrome OS

On Android, users have the ability to add more than one Google account to their device. This means that you could have a phone that supports your personal use, work, and/or school. This also means that in some instances, you will be able to choose between using your accounts when it comes to downloading and/or purchasing apps.

Chrome OS Facial Recognition Support May Arrive In The Future

Google continues to add new features to Chrome OS and it’s certainly more powerful now than it was just a couple of years ago. A much awaited feature might finally make its way to the cloud-based operating system in the near future if a report is to be believed. It appears that Google is working on adding facial recognition support to Chrome OS.

Acer Launches New Swift 3, Swift 5 Laptops

As you might have heard, Acer recently launched the Chromebook 514 laptop. However if Chrome OS isn’t your cup of tea and you’re after a Windows-based machine, not to worry as Acer has you covered as well. The company has announced two series of brand new laptops in the form of the Swift 3 and Swift 5.

Acer Chromebook 514 Launched With Gorilla Glass Touchpad

Chromebooks are often seen as a more affordable alternative to Windows or Mac-based laptops. Of course there are concessions that need to be made in which you would give up the running of certain apps that might not be compatible with Chrome OS. However if you’re fine with that, Acer has something for you.

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.