Just over a week ago, we reported that Linux apps in the Dev Channel simply stopped working. We’ve never been made aware of what the issue was, but in general in the Dev Channel you could get Linux to install, but then the entire container would simply stop responding at all.
There are multiple different channels that apps find themselves making their way onto your Chrome OS device. At one time it was via the Chrome Web Store. In that store, you can find dedicated Chrome OS apps alongside Extensions that expand the usability of Chrome. Now that Android has come on the scene, this section of the site will expand incredibly.
When it comes to gaming, Chromebooks are simply never in the conversation. Without an OS that is targeted for big title games and hardware that isn’t built for high-end gaming, Chromebooks just aren’t the choice for anyone if gaming is a big part of the reason for purchase. While Android gaming brought about a much […]
As we do around Chrome Unboxed, we have tons of devices hanging out in just about every channel at any given moment. A handful on Stable, a couple in Beta, quite a few in the Dev Channel, and usually Gabriel’s device in Canary help us stay abreast of the new changes and fun surprises coming […]
It’s easy to forget that the entire effort of bringing Linux apps to Chromebooks is just over a year old. The whole process has caught on and progressed so quickly that it is easy to get impatient for new features and needed abilities to arrive. Two big things still needed for Linux on Chrome OS […]
For those of us that hang around in the Beta, Dev and Canary Channels of Chrome OS on a regular basis, we’re pretty accustomed to bugs and issues. It is part of the territory when you live on the bleeding edge of technology, and as you climb the ladder of Chrome releases, the OS becomes […]
Just last week we broke the news that Droplet Computing was back on the scene, delivering the promise of legacy Windows applications running right on your Chromebook. In that piece, we spoke about things that CTO Peter von Oven showed us over a video call, but today I’m here to talk about what it is […]
Duo – the yin to Allo’s failed yang in Google’s messaging strategy from a few years ago – has not only amassed a wide audience of users over the past couple years; it has also managed to keep them around. Apple’s iMessage and Facetime still dominate the US landscape and Allo failed to the point […]
It has been quite some time since we last talked about Droplet Computing, so you’d be forgiven if you didn’t have any idea what that title even means. Droplet is a company we stumbled across nearly two years ago that was promising a container-based software solution for any OS that we’d not seen before. The […]
Video editing has never been a strength on Android devices. We’ve had great attempts at solutions over the past few years, but it has to be admitted that when we compare video editing on iOS to Android, the chasm between the two is quite wide. As of today, however, that gap is being shrunk down […]
Alt OS. Campfire. Atl-firmware. Whatever you want to call it, the project that many had hoped would bring a Windows dual-boot option to Chrome OS may have just received its walking papers. For the uninitiated, a little over a year ago it was discovered that Chromium developers were working on a project that would allow […]
Now that most of the world has had time to forget about Spectre and Meltdown, let’s discuss Intel’s latest security flaw that could put users at risk of exposing sensitive information including but not limited to, website data, passwords, credit card information and cookies. (Don’t touch my cookies. Seriously, we’ll fight.) ZombieLoad Attack The newest […]
What a difference three years can make. In 2016, Google announced the addition of Android Apps to Chrome OS. While the path has been a long, frustrating one for many users, Google has doubled down on their once-fledgling desktop OS by continuing to encourage developers to create apps with Chromebooks and larger screens in mind. […]