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Google Chrome Stories October 8

Chrome for Android more widely testing its ‘Web Feed’ RSS reader, here’s how to enable [U]

During I/O 2021, Google announced that Chrome for Android would be testing a built-in RSS reader. It’s considered an experiment that might not ever launch, but you can test the RSS-powered “Web Feed” in Chrome today.

Google Chrome Stories August 31

New Chrome for Android beta test lets you create image ‘quote cards’ to share text

Earlier this year, Chrome rolled out the ability to generate links that directly highlight a specific passage of text. Google now wants Chrome users on Android to test (and create) “quote cards” that can be easily shared as images on your social network of choice.

Google Chrome Stories June 25

Chrome for Android will follow Material You color theming on Pixels [Updated]

One of the hallmarks of the upcoming Material You design language, featured in Android 12, is apps theming themselves based on your current wallpaper. Signs have begun to point toward Chrome for Android preparing to support Material You color theming. Update: A new flag confirms the Material You coloring will indeed be coming soon to […]

Google Chrome Stories May 18

Google Chrome New Tab page will show shopping carts you’ve left behind

Google Shopping has expanded greatly over the past couple of years, and soon, it’s going to add support for a handy feature in Chrome. Soon, Google Chrome will show shopping carts you’ve left open on various sites around the web.

Google Chrome Stories May 19

Chrome testing RSS-powered ‘Follow’ button & feed that keeps the Google Reader dream alive

Web browsers used to feature feed aggregators, but those built-in capabilities have since been phased out. Google is now looking to reverse the trend with Chrome trialing a “Follow” feature that more or less brings an RSS reader to the New Tab page.

Google Chrome Stories May 6, 2016

Google I/O invites are still being sent out last-minute

Google‘s upcoming I/O event gathers a lot of anticipation from developers all over the world. Likewise, Android enthusiasts that are not directly involved in coding still very much look forward to the event.

That means — despite their relatively hefty price tag — when tickets become available, they generally sell out in minutes. However, as an Android Police tipster shows, it looks like Google is still pushing out last-minute invites to some lucky applicants…

Google Chrome Stories May 18, 2016

It’s official: Android apps and the Play Store are coming to Chrome

It looks like there’s a little tidbit of information that might have been originally planned for the keynote (pulled because of time restraints, maybe?). According to a session description now on the Google I/O website, Google “announced” today that the Google Play Store is coming to Chrome… Today we announced that we’re adding the best […]

Google Chrome Stories May 19, 2016

IDC: Chromebook sales in US outpaced Mac for the first time in Q1

Shipments of Chromebooks outpaced Macs in the US for the first time in Q1 2016, that’s according to data from IDC shared during a session at Google’s I/O developer conference today.

Google Chrome Stories May 21, 2016

Opinion: Google’s future is in AI, but Chrome OS getting the Play Store is a big deal today

This year’s I/O was a big one. Maybe not the largest in terms of new products and services, but definitely not the smallest either. Among other things, the Mountain View, California company announced its Daydream VR platform for Android, an evolution of the Google Now assistant in the form of an AI-powered “Google Assistant,” a […]

Google Chrome Stories December 11, 2014

Google brings new ‘guest mode’ feature to Chromecast via ultrasonic pairing

We told you back in June that ultrasonic pairing would be coming to Chromecast, and today the technology has officially arrived. Without any WiFi connections involved at all, Google has now given the green light for guests to be able to connect to your Chromecast and cast what they please.

Google Chrome Stories December 8, 2014

Smart Lock keeps your Chromebook unlocked using your Android Lollipop phone

  A new feature called Smart Lock has now made its way to Chromebooks, allowing users to keep their Chrome OS-running laptops unlocked by simply keeping their Lollipop Android phone in relative vicinity. The feature was first introduced earlier this year at Google I/O 2014, and has been part of Lollipop since the OS started […]

Google Chrome Stories September 2, 2015

Google details performance improvements w/ ‘Chrome Custom Tabs’ available in Chrome 45 (Video)

With the release of Chrome 45 yesterday for desktops and Android devices, Google introduced a new feature called Custom Tabs that it previously demoed at its Google I/O developer conference earlier this year. With the introduction of the new feature, Google today posted the Google Dev video above offering a walkthrough of the new features for […]

Google Chrome Stories November 17, 2016

Android apps hit four more Chromebooks including Dell, ASUS, HP, and Samsung models

Google’s rollout of Android apps on Chrome OS is more than welcome, but it’s certainly taking a while. After hitting the first models shortly after Google I/O, we haven’t seen much expansion beyond new Chromebooks, like the Acer R13 which we reviewed this week. However, over the past few days, the Play Store has been […]

Google Chrome Stories November 16, 2016

Review: Acer’s Chromebook R13 w/ apps is a temptingly nice 13-inch 1080P convertible

I was as pleasantly shocked as many people at Google I/O earlier this year when the company announced that Chromebooks would begin to offer Android apps via software update. In my mind, this is a real game changer, bringing Chrome OS into the mainstream desktop OS market with macOS and Windows. The future became now […]

Google Chrome Stories July 29, 2016

Review: HP Chromebook 13 is a Pixel-like Chrome OS laptop without the premium price

As a Chrome OS user for the past two and a half years, I have rarely felt love for the hardware that runs my operating system of choice. I’ve come to view every Chromebook as a utilitarian thin client that has a good enough keyboard, processor, and screen. In using the HP Chromebook 13 for […]

Google Chrome Stories August 8, 2016

New PaymentRequest API in Chrome 53 Beta allows for native in-browser payments on Android

Chrome 52‘s rollout to all platforms is near complete, bringing Material Design to the Mac and a number of features for Chrome OS. Version 53 is now in the beta channel with a number of user facing features specifically for Android.

Google Chrome Stories July 14, 2016

Hands-on: Chrome OS with Android apps makes for a worthy competitor to the desktop OS duopoly [Gallery]

I have been using a Chromebook as my sole computer for the past two and a half years. Never in that time have I felt the need to switch to another desktop operating system. Frankly, Chrome OS can accomplish pretty much everything I need to do — from heavy writing, to presentations, to photo editing. The […]

Google Chrome Stories June 1, 2016

Sundar Pichai talks Nexus phones, China, AI & Google Home, more at Code Conference [Video]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage at Recode’s Code Conference 2016 today, and while much of what he said were PR-friendly reiterations, he did elaborate and provide more color on some of the moves Google made at I/O late last month. Of course the topics of artificial intelligence, Google Home, Android OEMs, the Nexus program, […]

Google Chrome Stories September 15, 2016

Third-party developers can now add Safe Browsing protections to Android apps

First available on the web, Google has been expanding its Safe Browsing protections that warn users of nefarious sites to Android. Third-party developers will now have the ability to add the same URL checking to their Android apps with the new Safe Browsing API.

Google Chrome Stories June 17, 2016

Android apps arrive on Chromebooks with Chrome OS Dev 53, Play Store live on ASUS Flip

Announced at Google I/O 2016, Androids apps and the Play Store are now officially on Chromebooks. Chrome OS 53 is rolling out now to all devices in the developer channel, but the Play Store is only showing up on the ASUS Chromebook Flip. Early users are reporting bugs, but reactions are generally positive with performance improvements over Android apps installed via ARC […]

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