The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 showed up basically out of nowhere. I still remember getting the press release from Samsung back in June and being a bit taken aback by the abrupt arrival of this new Chromebook. After looking through the changes on offer, I was a little on the fence about the device as […]
Integration for Android Messages on Chrome OS has been in the works for well over a year. What started as “SMS Connect” then evolved to “Better Together” in the Chrome OS settings menu. Alas, the deeper integration of Android Messages has eluded us until we got a little sneak-peek at the Google event earlier this […]
Just about two weeks ago, out of seemingly nowhere, ASUS dropped a new Chromebook on us in the form of the ASUS C423. You can go and read about that device if you’d like, but what we’re talking about today is the bigger brother to that device, the ASUS C523 that looks to be launching […]
Rounding out our time with Google on Tuesday was a bit of hands-on time with the new Google Home Hub. Like everything else on offer by Google lately, this piece of hardware is different not only because of how it is built, but also because of the software experience within.
During our time with the Pixel Slate at Google’s hardware event, one particular accessory truly grabbed our attention: The Brydge G-Type Wireless Keyboard. I have little doubt that we’ll see plenty keyboard/trackpad accessories for the Pixel Slate over the course of the next few months, but this particular device is truly designed from the ground […]
Google had a lot to show us all on Tuesday, but nothing was more interesting to us than the Pixel Slate. Sure, we’ve known quite a bit about it, but there were some surprises in there that even we didn’t know about. Getting our hands on this device took me from excited to outright fanboy […]
I’m not kidding, just yesterday Gabriel and I were discussing the painful absence of Dell in the consumer Chromebook market. With the two and a half year gap since their last mid/high range Chromebook (the beloved Dell Chromebook 13), we were beginning to wonder if Dell was simply done with consumer Chromebooks.
A recent update to the experimental Canary Channel of Chrome OS brought about the ability to install Debian packages with a simple double-click. The only prerequisite being you are on a Chromebook or Chromebox that has support for the Crostini Project.
A few weeks back, I was tinkering around in the Canary channel and through some hacky loops and multiple attempts, I was able to install a Linux installer that allowed me to launch Debian(.deb) Linux packages on my Chromebox. Granted, the workaround was in vain as I got Steam up and running just to find […]
More fresh news from François Beaufort and the world of Chrome OS. As tablets and detachables become more prevalant, touch-friendly features and Android-centric UIs are making themselves at home in the Chromebook ecosystem. The refreshed wallpaper picker for Chrome OS is still behind a flag in the Stable channel but developers are already tweaking the […]
Chrome OS continues to evolve at a quickening pace with new features, greater capabilities and competitive hardware. While it is amazing to see our beloved OS come into its own, most days it’s hard to keep track of all that’s shiny and new. Android apps, Linux apps, Material design and even more, Chromebooks are becoming […]
The newest member of the Samsung Chromebook family is upon us, and as we’ve had it in-hand for a few days, we thought it time to give everyone a few first impressions after spending a day or two working from the device. To be honest, we’re refining how we do these videos still, so I’m […]