This week on The Chrome Cast, our discussion largely circles around the imminent arrival of everyone’s favorite Chrome OS tablet: the Lenovo Chromebook Duet. With signs pointing towards a release in the next few weeks, we’re increasingly excited by what seems more and more likely to be a game-changing device. From the sheer portability factor to it’s on-the-go productivity, we really think this tablet will introduce many new usability scenarios to the Chrome OS scene that we’ve simply not had before.
We also talk a bit about Google’s messy messaging situation and the recent un-branding of the G Suite Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. With the removal of Hangouts from the equation, it seems likely the consumer-facing version of the aging messenger is on its final legs. Finally, we also discuss the arrival of PWA installs on Chromebooks via the Google Play Store and what makes this new app type both highly unique and extremely flexible.
- This new camera feature will be very useful for the Lenovo Chromebook Duet
- The Lenovo Chromebook Duet will be more widely-available than most
- Lenovo Chromebook Duet tablet listings show up at multiple resellers
- The Lenovo Duet Chromebook will launch in at least these 5 markets
- How the Play Store could become Google’s one-stop-shop for all your Chromebook apps
- YouTube TV is another Chromebook PWA you can install directly from the Play Store
- Twitter’s Google Play Store app now installs the PWA by default when on a Chromebook
- Google Meet is adding email integration, Zoom-like grid view and more
- Nod extension brings simple, silent reactions to your Google Meet rooms
- Hangouts takes another step towards the Google Graveyard