After seeing the new Acer Chromebook 714 and 715 at Acer’s event this week, we can finally use the plural Chromebooks when talking about Chrome OS devices with fingerprint scanners. Up to last week, we’d only had the Pixel Slate as the lone Chromebook with biometric support. Now with the addition of the Acer 715 […]
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It has been more than six months since the Chromebooks ‘Ekko’ and ‘Bard’ surfaced in the Chromium repository. We have suspicions these two Chromebooks will make their debut in coming weeks and it appears they will bring some very exclusive features with them. Fingerprint Reader Fingerprint reader support has been a part of Chrome OS […]
The Credential Management API was introduced into the Chrome browser in version 51. The API set the foundation for websites to have the capability to leverage Chrome’s credential management and in turn, allow users to sign into various web-based platforms without the need to type usernames and passwords. One area of credentialing that has gained […]
We’re currently working on gathering all the new goodies currently available in Chrome OS 70 in the Developer Channel. Since our last video on the subject, the developers have been VERY busy fixing issues and adding more features by the boatload. One feature in particular that we’ve talked about already – fingerprint scanner integration – […]
A Chromebook equipped with a fingerprint sensor has been a long time coming. As far back as September of 2016, we’ve tracked multiple devices that have added support for the biometric capability but it wasn’t until October of 2017 that we really expected to see this feature on a device. Much to our dismay, the […]
It’s been well over a year since we discovered the Chromebook known then only as ‘Eve’. Fast-forward a year and we now have, in the flesh, Google’s Pixelbook which is the realization of ‘Eve’ in all its beauty. All-in-all, we were spot on with our speculations about what features Google’s Pixelbook would offer up to […]
We’ve talked about fingerprint scanners and their imminent arrival on Chromebooks. Today’s news shows how close we are really getting.
It recently came to our attention that Samsung is now touting the ability to use the fingerprint sensor on your Galaxy phone to unlock your Windows device. For Chromebook users, this is not a new thing at all. As a matter of fact, it’s been around for over 2 years in Chrome OS. We talked […]
Hard to believe but it’s been almost six months since we saw Chrome OS developers begin work on support for fingerprint sensors. With biometric scanners becoming more and more common in mobile and computing devices, it is only natural that this evolution would take place. The support for fingerprint scanners is not only being added […]
Barely three weeks old, the upcoming MediaTek-based Chromebook ‘Rowan’ looks to be in the fast-lane for development. The new board was added to the Chromium repository in mid-January and now we see another piece of the puzzle put into place.
We’re really starting to get some ideas about what ‘Eve’ will end up being, even if the details are coming in a bit slowly. Kaby Lake (7th-gen Intel) chipsets, a high-res 2400×1600 touchscreen display, and convertible form factor are confirmed already. But now we are seeing even more.
Thanks to an attentive observation by one of our readers, we have been made aware of the exact fingerprint scanner that is being tested currently for the ‘Gru’ baseboard. As we’ve discussed before, ‘Gru’ is likely the mainboard of the upcoming ‘Kevin’ device which looks to be packed to the gills with sensors and features.