Chromebooks are entering a new phase in their life cycle. Not ‘just a browser’ any longer, these devices are gaining abilities and use-cases that just a few years ago were not possible with a Chromebook. There are many factors involved in Chrome OS’ maturation, one of those being Android Apps, and many factors at play when I hypothesize the possibility of a phone running Chrome OS in our future.MORE
The landscape of the Chrome OS world is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. New devices are being developed with never before seen features for Chromebooks. What used to be the norm for mid-range and high-end Chromebooks is taking on a new look with faster chipsets and new form-factors have completely uprooted what was once the standard fare in a Chrome OS device.MORE
I’ve been a Chrome OS users for years now. Surprise, surprise, right? You don’t start YouTube channels and websites around an OS if you only use that OS occasionally.
It goes without saying that I’m a HUGE fan of the platform.MORE
It’s been quite some time since we’ve mentioned this subject here at Chrome Unboxed. Just in case you missed it, you can find Robby’s detailed argument about this phantom operating system here.
To sum up, Andromeda is(or more accurately is rumored to be) a secret OS that Google has been developing that would essentially “fold Chrome OS into Android.” Last year, before Google’s 10/4 hardware showcase, the rumor mill was working so hard many outlets would have had you believe that Chrome OS and Android as we know were about to cease to exist entirely.MORE
It’s not hard to see that USB-C is quickly becoming the new go-to for mobile and computing devices across all platforms. The charging and transfer capabilities of the newest generation of the universal serial bus is just better, period. Yet, like most “new” things, many have been quick to hold tight to their legacy tech and shun the thought of having to make the switch.
From a consumer stand-point, I get it. We don’t like change. We like what we like and sometimes good enough is, well, just good enough. While many trends in technology (and any consumer market for that matter) are driven by demand and the needs/wants of the buyer, sometimes manufacturers are in control of where the next off-ramp leads.MORE