Aaaaaaand, we’re back! Two weeks and a huge mess later, Google is finally rolling out a “fixed” version of Chrome OS 75. It is still unclear what caused the latest Stable version to be put on hold but one commenter on Android Police pointed towards a critical security bug found in 75 as well as […]
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.
Not so long ago, the Chromebox form-factor appeared to be disappearing from the Chrome OS landscape. Fast forward two years to today and we have more options than ever. There are even some new players on the Chromebox field looking to take advantage of Chrome OS’s massive share of the EDU sector. Regardless of your […]
At long last, the day has finally arrived that so many Amazon Prime users will be able to cast to their Chromecast and Cast-enabled devices. In a major win for consumers, the Amazon Prime Video app just received an update and users should soon be greeted with the notification screen seen below. (Sans Daniel Tiger […]
Unexpectedly, the launch of Chrome OS 75 was abruptly halted last week as rumors of multiple bugs were being reported by users. While a good majority of Chromebooks received the update before the freeze, it is clear that M75 was not ready for prime time. It now appears that Chrome OS 75 has been re-released. […]
File this one under “things I just assumed existed.” However, not being an iPhone user, I’ve never tried it and had no idea that USB tethering of an Apple device wasn’t possible (or at least officially supported) on Chromebooks. Looks like that could soon change. According to a recent commit:
I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy the name Hatch Family. There’s just a nice ring to it. Last year’s unibuild family name ‘Nami’ never really caught on as we were all a bit too focused on ‘Nocturne’ becoming what we now know as the Pixel Slate. Though Gabriel always had a hunch […]
Just this past week, Chrome OS 75 began rolling out to select devices. With it came a handful of exciting features and some very welcome updates to tablet mode. Unfortunately and inexplicably, it appears that the release of Chrome OS M75 has been suspended for the time being. An email from one of our readers […]
The lockscreen for Chromebooks hasn’t been shown much love in the past handful of updates to Chrome OS. Sure, PIN unlock, a note taking shortcut and a blurred background were added along the way, but little has really changed for the lock screen over the years that Chromebooks have been on the market.
As we get closer and closer to figuring out exactly what ‘Hatch’ is, we learn more and more about the capabilities of this unibuild board. As we saw just in this last week, ‘Hatch’ is responsible for four total baseboards, including ‘Kohaku’, ‘Helios’ and ‘Kindred’ which we just met recently. With these four boards (and […]
First, there was ‘Kukui‘. Then, along came ‘Flapjack‘ which we believe could be the first MediaTek-powered Chrome OS tablets to hit the market. More recently, a third Octa-core MediaTek Chromebook showed up under the code name ‘Krane’ and we’re left here wondering what in the world is going on with Qualcomm. More on that in […]
Talk about long in the tooth. We just did the math and it has been a nearly-unbelievable 18+ months since the first signs of Snapdragon silicon showed up in the Chromium Repositories signaling the emergence of the first Qualcomm-powered Chromebook. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great day and we were all insanely excited […]
Sure, Virtual Desktops (or Desks) for Chrome OS aren’t currently a thing just yet, but we all know they are coming in Chrome OS 76 a mere 6 weeks from now. Though I’ve been waiting for this feature for what feels like an eternity, all the news surrounding this hotly-anticipated functionality up to this point […]