So, you’ve got a Chromebook and you’re ready to give Linux Apps a try. Maybe you’re new to the world of Linux or perhaps you’d like to have the ability to install Linux Apps without using command line prompts in the terminal. Perhaps, like us, you like to do things just because you can. Whatever […]
We talk about a ton of stuff here at Chrome Unboxed. From Chromebooks to Chromecast to Google Assistant, the world of Chrome OS is pretty far-reaching. We save our News section for the things that are breaking news to our readers.
We’re learning little tidbits here and there about the upcoming device known only as ‘Nocturne’ at this point. From processor to screen to form factor to fingerprint scanners, we’re slowly beginning to piece together what we may see in October from Google in the Pixelbook family of devices.
A recent update to the Beta Channel of Chrome OS has brought with it a very exciting surprise. The “Crostini Project,” a.k.a. Linux Apps on Chrome OS has been floating around the Developer Channel for some time and can be found on various devices such as the Pixelbook, Kaby Lake Chromeboxes and even Apollo Lake […]
I’ll be the first to say it: we’ve missed in the past concerning fingerprint scanners on Chromebooks. The underlying groundwork has been added to many boards over the course of the past couple years, but we’ve yet to actually see a piece of hardware equipping the biometric system.
For non-Pixelbook owners, the Google Assistant has been an elusive mistress. For months, we have continued to uncover evidence of developers laying the groundwork for the Assistant’s debut on other Chrome devices. Yet, a year and a half later, there’s still no word from Google as to if or when this Pixelbook-exclusive feature could come […]
Just one week ago, Chrome OS 68 was released to users around the globe. In what has become an expected rollout, many devices were left out of the initial launch for reasons that only the Chromium developers know. While frustrating, the staggered release of new versions of Chrome OS is pretty much par for the […]
Times they are a-changin’ and the lines between browsers, apps and even operating systems continue to get fuzzier by the day. Progressive Web Apps very well may be the figurehead for this new generation of app delivery and Google is going all in with the cutting-edge platform. Just last month, Android Messages came to the […]
Similar to last year’s pre-October-4th timeline, details are bubbling up left and right surrounding the newest Chromebook to grab the public’s attention: ‘Nocturne’. Some of these details we’re sharing today were unearthed a couple weeks ago by the folks over at XDA, but they somehow slipped past my radar. In combination to what we’ve seen […]
Last week, Chrome OS version 68 started rolling out to a number of devices but, as with most releases lately, a large number of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes did not receive the update immediately. Almost immediately, we started fielding comments and emails from users expressing discontent that their Chromebooks weren’t updating to 68. Now, I understand […]
Another day, another ‘Nocturne’ puzzle piece uncovered. As we continue inching towards October 4th and Google’s yet-unannounced hardware event for 2018, we fully expect to continue seeing more and more of the entire picture of what Google has planned just a few weeks from now.
It has only been days since we uncovered clear evidence that the upcoming Chromebook ‘Atlas’ looks to be #madebyGoogle and will likely be making an appearance at the yet-to-be-official October 4th hardware event. In that article, we talked briefly about another device – ‘Nocturne’ – that has been increasingly mentioned in commits next to ‘Atlas’ […]
The addition of Linux apps to Chrome OS via the Crostini Project seems to be expanding at an exponential rate lately. Google has been content not sharing any insight into the project apart from the advantages it brings to developers but the latest update points at a larger target than just techies developing software. According […]