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Topic: Chrome OS

Google unveils new $149 Chromebooks, Asus-made Chromebit stick computer

03/31/2015, 03:03 pm

Devices running Google's budding Chrome OS cloud-based operating system continue to fall in price, as the company announced two new laptop models from Chinese manufacturers Haier and Hisense, alongside a convertible Chromebook and thumb drive-sized "Chromebit" from Asus.


Claim that Google Chromebooks "overtook" Apple in U.S. education is false

12/07/2014, 03:12 pm

Last week's Financial Times headline claiming that Google had overtaken Apple in U.S. education--based on data from IDC--was not just technically inaccurate but wildly misleading and served to obscure far more meaningful trends occurring in the PC market, particularly in education as well as the broader emerging segment of new computing form factors.


Google "dismantled" Android hardware initiatives after buying Nest, claims disputed report

06/24/2014, 04:06 am

A report seeking to profile both Google's Sundar Pichai (who replaced Andy Rubin as head of Android) and Nest founder Tony Fadell claims that Pichai appointed Fadell to run Google's hardware. Fadell retorted that the story "is 100% wrong," but neither he nor Google have refuted any of the more titillating details about Pichai or the search giant presented in the article.


Google remakes its web-based Chrome OS to look more like Windows

04/10/2012, 07:04 pm

Google's experiment to replace Microsoft Windows on low end PCs and netbooks with its own web browser-based Chrome OS has failed, resulting in an effort to make the product look more like a conventional desktop.


Apple's Mac lineup seen taking 4.5% of PC sales in 2011, 5.2% in 2015

08/09/2011, 11:08 am

Apple's line of Mac computers are seen making further market share gains in the coming years, growing to 4.5 percent of sales in 2011, and 5.2 percent of new PCs sold in 2015.


Google sets sights on enterprise, education with subscription 'Chromebooks'

05/11/2011, 01:05 pm

Google announced on Wednesday that it will offer subscription "Chromebooks" running its Chrome OS Web-based operating system at a cost of $28 per month for business users, and $20 per month for students.


New Apple patent for network booting could lead to cloud-based Mac OS X

01/05/2011, 12:01 am

Apple has recently been granted a patent for administering and maintaining a network-booted operating system, possibly laying further groundwork for a cloud-based version of Mac OS X.


Google's Chrome OS assailed as needless, dangerous by critics

12/14/2010, 05:12 pm

A former Google employee predicted that the company's web-based Chrome OS for netbooks would be canceled next year while GNU founder Richard Stallman warned of its dangerous potential for users.


Google rewarms Android Market, still half baked next to iPhone App Store

12/11/2010, 03:12 pm

Despite the delivery of a variety of new and improved smartphone models, the Android experience is still straggling behind Apple's iPhone, particularly in the area of its App Store.


Google delays netbook plans for Chrome OS to mid 2011

12/07/2010, 08:12 pm

Google's plan to bring a web-centric, open operating system to netbooks has been delayed until the first half of 2011 as the company continues to work on Chrome OS, originally expected to launch this summer. The OS is held up on a wide variety of problems, from missing hardware support to Android-like fragmentation.