Acer Announces C7 Chromebook For $199

Acer C7 Chromebook

Today Google and Acer announced a new Chromebook, the Acer C7, that will go on sale tomorrow for $199. The new Acer C7 has an 11.6-inch display and runs the latest version of Chrome OS like the recent New Samsung Chromebook. Unlike the New Samsung Chromebook which uses an ARM-based Exynos processor the Acer C7 […]

Google And Samsung Introduce $249 Chromebook

Samsung Chromebook

Today Google and Samsung introduced a new Chromebook with a $249 price point and 6.5 hours of battery life. The new Chromebook is simply called the Samsung Chromebook, and it’s the first device of its kind to use an ARM processor instead of an Intel processor. Inside the Samsung Chromebook has a dual-core Exynos processor […]

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 Launches with New Chrome OS

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

Samsung has a new Chromebook model to go along with Google’s new version of Chrome OS, but it’s still a bit expensive for what it does. The new Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is a laptop with a 12.1-inch display, an Intel Celeron 867 Dual Core (1.3 GHz) CPU, 16GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM. The […]

Sony VAIO Chromebook Details and Photos Leak Out

Sony VAIO Chromebook Details and Photos Leak Out

In May of 2011, Google launched its Chrome OS Chromebooks. They never really caught on with the masses. However, it seems that the project is not over as a Sony VAIO Chromebook called the Sony VAIO VCC111 Series has leaked out through the FCC complete with specifications and photos. If it makes it to shelves, […]

Google to Target Larger Screens with Tablet-Centric Android 5.0 Jelly Bean

JellyBelly-Logo

According to leaks, Google is working on its next-generation version of the Android mobile operating system dubbed Android 5.0, code named Jelly Bean, that will succeed Ice Cream Sandwich. Jelly Bean may potentially see a debut mid-year at the Google I/O conference, and it’s unclear if Google intends on debuting Jelly Bean with a new […]

Download Google Books For Offline Reading In Google Chrome

Google Books Chrome App - Offline Availability

Google has finally made offline eBook reading available via their Chrome web app. Now users can save the books for offline reading right in the browser and not have to worry about having an Internet connection in order to access them. For some reason it’s taking Google a really long time to get their act […]

Google Chromebooks Get Cheaper and Sleeker for the Holidays

Chromebooks

We’re still not quite sure how many people bought a Google Chromebook the first go around but Google is putting some pretty enticing things on the table for the Chromebooks second go-round. Just in time for the holidays, Google has announced that Samsung will be introducing a new black version of the company’s Wi-Fi only […]

Am I The Only Person That Bought a Chromebook?

chromebook

So, Google announced this whole Chrome OS idea back in 2009. A laptop OS that would allow users to jump right onto the web. And nothing but the web. There were promises of awesome web apps that would run from the cloud. People were excited that Google was jumping into this arena. Late last year, […]

Google CR-48 Chromebooks Shipping Again?

Google CR-48

It appears that some lucky individuals have been greeted with Google’s CR-48 prototype Chromebook on their doorsteps over the last few days. Sounds perfectly normal, right? Wrong. These people applied for the pilot program all the way back in December and hadn’t heard anything from Google until the new hardware arrived. What makes this even […]

Google I/O 2011 Day Two Announcement Roundup

Google I/O

The second day of Google I/O at the Moscone Center in San Francisco was a departure from the Android-centric day that took place yesterday. Today, Google’s focus was on Chrome. Chrome the operating system and Chrome the browser. And what conference wouldn’t be complete without some sort of Angry Birds announcement. Below, you’ll find the […]

Google Chromebooks with Chrome OS Launching June 15th

Google Chromebooks

Today at the second day of Google I/O, Google announced two models of Chrome OS powered Chromebooks made by Samsung and Acer, which will be available to consumers around the world starting June 15th. The announcement is the culmination of the CR-48 pilot program that was launched last year at Google’s Chrome OS event in […]

Google Working on Tablet Version of Chrome OS

tablet2.100

Some are surprised by this and some seem not to be. I’m in the latter camp. Google is apparently working on a Tablet version of Chrome OS. CNet is reporting that some details in the Chrome OS source code point to some Tablet (read touch) optimized features such as a virtual keyboard and a new […]

Does a $200 Chrome Netbook Interest You?

google-chrome-netbook_zibeE_54

Just curious. If the reports/rumors are true that Asus may be launching a Google Chrome Netbook somewhere between $200 and $250 does that interest you? The fad that was Netbooks has certainly died down quite a bit as the industry tries to deal with its love affair with Tablets (or is that an affliction?). Oh, […]

Chrome-ify your Windows netbook with Splashtop OS, now available for all PCs

SplashtopOSThumb

Look out, Chrome OS. Previously restricted to a handful of notebooks and netbooks, the instant-on companion OS called Splashtop is now open for all Windows-based PCs for free. On top of that, this web browser-based system now has access to the Chrome Web Store, making it firmly competitive with Chrome OS while remaining a companion […]

GBM Shortcut: Checking Out Google Chrome on a Tablet

GBMShortcut Checking out the Google Web App Store blip.tv

Don’t let the headline deceive you. This isn’t about hacking the Google Chrome OS onto a Tablet. Instead it is running the Google Chrome browser, and more specifically the Google Web App Store, which in essence offers you most of what the Chrome OS will offer on a Tablet. In this case I’m using the […]

Chrome OS Cr–48 Review Part 2: Verizon 3G Setup

photo-5.JPG

According to Google, all Chrome OS notebooks will come with Verizon 3G built in. The Cr-48 is no exception. One of the first things I did when I am boxed the CR 48 last night was to set up mobile broadband on the device. Set up was pretty painless, but there’s much more than meets […]

Chrome OS Cr-48 Review Part 1: Out of Box Experience

Screen shot 2010-12-10 at 8.48.07 AM

Last night FedEx dropped off Google’s first Chrome OS notebook. The Cr-48 isn’t going to be sold to consumers, but the story here is software, not hardware. Manufacturers like Acer will likely mix things up in 2011, but for now we have a pretty straight forward device in terms of hardware and software. This is […]