We’ve had the original 2013 Chromebook Pixel around the office for a little while and every time I see it sitting up on the shelf, I’m hit with a fresh dose of nostalgia and appreciation for the OS I use on a daily basis. I’ve picked it up and worked on it here and there […]
If you haven’t heard of Samsung’s DeX UI, you’d be forgiven for not exactly being in the know. The whole concept is a little radical and very much on the fringe, but the essentials go something like this: on your Samsung phone or tablet there is an additional UI that can be triggered to give […]
First and foremost, let’s file this one firmly under speculation. Big-time speculation. Gabriel published an article outlining a refreshed Gen-2 Chromecast that just passed through the FCC a few days ago and immediately upon that news coming across my screen, I had one thought: Project Yeti.
Those of you familiar with my ramblings here on Chrome Unboxed are likely keen to the fact that I am a huge fan of Dark Mode’s on just about everything. Ever since the late 90’s and the release of the NeoPlanet browser, I have favored draping a dark look on my browser and that look […]
In what can only be described as a perfect storm, Epic Games has found a sort of secret sauce with its hit game Fortnite. Specifically, the Battle Royale portion of the game has caught on at a fevered pitch. If you’ve never heard of Fortnite (or its rival, PUBG), let’s take a brief look at […]
Disclaimer Update Just moments ago, I received word that the response from Google Home for “who is Jesus” was updated to “Religion can be complicated, and I’m still learning.” I have verified on multiple devices that this is correct and it also applies to asking about other major religious figures. We’re not sure at this […]
Sure, if you’re a Windows user you can just go to the Chrome download page and install the world’s most popular browser by Google. But what’s the fun in that? Starting today, you can grab the Chrome browser straight from the Microsoft Store, sort of. First off, it’s not easy to find. A simple search […]
For the past year, much of the attention and focus around Chromebooks has been aimed at the addition of the Google Play Store and Android app compatibility. Rightfully so, this addition could eventually lead to Chromebooks with much more flexibility and power than they currently have. In the search for more and more capability and […]
While we’ve come a long way when it comes to the ability for Chromebooks to run Android apps, there are still some standard UI experiences customers expect. Especially when we talk about new consumers who’ve never used a Chromebook.
We’ve written quite a bit about the upcoming Pixelbook before it leaked, after it leaked, during the official announcement, afterward and will continue to cover it extensively for the foreseeable future. We think in many ways this device has the potential to reshape the Chrome OS ecosystem like no other before it.
As we are seeing Google roll out Google Assistant on Android TV, I have to wonder how long it will be before we see some sort of version of this for Chromecast.
A common refrain when talking about past Chromebooks made by Google is the lack of extended warranty and repair support. Google needs to fix this.