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Chrome OS gets an experimental storage manager in dev channel update

Google’s Chrome OS launched almost exactly five years ago, and it’s come a long way since then.The latest dev release is v53, and it is here that Google has included a secret storage manager interface.

Google may announce ‘Andromeda’ OS at October 4th event

Google may announce ‘Andromeda’ OS at October 4th event There are a number of rumors pointing to an early peek at Andromeda, a version of Android with some Chrome OS bits that make it better for tablet and laptop devices.Rumors of a Chrome OS and Android merger began popping up some months ago, and the arrival of the Play Store on Chromebooks only added fuel to the fire.

All Chromebooks released in 2017 and later will support Android apps

All Chromebooks released in 2017 and later will support Android apps At first, only a few ARM-powered Chromebooks had support, then Google’s own Pixel 2 was added.Now, many recent Chromebooks have gotten the Play Store, at least in the developer channel.

Microsoft may be prepping a new, locked-down version of Windows, with Windows RT-like restrictions

Microsoft may be prepping a new, locked-down version of Windows, with Windows RT-like restrictions Now, however, rumors have surfaced the firm might be preparing a new OS version — Windows Cloud — that’s not actually cloud-based at all.Sharp-eyed users have spotted product definitions for a new “Windows Cloud” / “Windows Cloud N” (European version without a multimedia player packed in), and been speculating on what it might mean for the future of Windows.

Tim Sweeney is positively steam-ed about Microsoft's Windows Cloud operating system

Tim Sweeney is positively steam-ed about Microsoft's Windows Cloud operating system Yesterday, we reported on Windows Cloud — a new version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 that’s supposedly in the works.Tim Sweeney, the founder of Epic and lead developer on the Unreal Engine, has been a harsh critic of Microsoft and its Windows Store before.

Microsoft 'Windows 10 Cloud' could challenge Google's Chrome OS

Microsoft 'Windows 10 Cloud' could challenge Google's Chrome OS Microsoft launched Windows 10 with an ambitious goal of getting 1 billion devices to run its operating "service".Earlier this week, ZDNet published a report revealing an unannounced version of Windows 10, referenced as "Windows 10 Cloud," within the latest Windows Insider test builds.

Samsung's Chromebook Pro gives Chromebooks a much-needed creative boost

Samsung's Chromebook Pro gives Chromebooks a much-needed creative boost Priced at $449 and $549, respectively, Samsung's 2-in-1 Chromebooks cost more than your average Chromebook, but also offer far more utility.At least on paper, the Chromebook Pro is nearly on par with Apple's MacBook.

Get Yourself a Chromebook For Under $150, Today Only

Get Yourself a Chromebook For Under $150, Today Only We all know Chromebooks are inexpensive, but this one’s approaching impulse buy territory.Today only, you can get a Lenovo N42 for a measly $148 on Amazon, an all-time low by $52.

Google backs away from making its own laptops

Google backs away from making its own laptops One product Google doesn’t plan to continue making is laptops, according to Google’s SVP of hardware Rick Osterloh.If you head to the Google Store right now, the Chromebook Pixel isn’t available, and apparently it never will be again.

Google has some rugged Chromebooks coming from HP with new content options

Google has some rugged Chromebooks coming from HP with new content options Rather, with the help of Google, schools are embracing technology more than ever.And now, noting the “global Chromebook momentum” in a blog post celebrating the success of educational technology in Sweden, Google has announced a new generation of Chromebooks for Education.

The Microsoft 'CloudBook' could be Chromebooks' worst nightmare

The Microsoft 'CloudBook' could be Chromebooks' worst nightmare And last fall the company made a convincing play for creators with its impressive—and expensive—Surface Studio all-in-one PC.It's called a CloudBook, according to reports, and it'll run a new variant of Windows 10 called Windows Cloud.