ChromeOS Stories December 5

The Files app on ChromeOS has seen a steady pace of updates in the last year, but the biggest upgrade to the experience yet is the concept of a Trash can.

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ChromeOS Stories November 30

Google’s ChromeOS team is working on a way to quickly and easily share GIFs when chatting with friends from your Chromebook.

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ChromeOS Stories November 29

After nearly a year in development, Google’s Material You redesign of ChromeOS is finally taking shape, bringing dynamic colors, a quick settings revamp, and more.

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ChromeOS Stories November 26

Zoom finally defaults to its Progressive Web App on Chromebooks

Zoom for Chromebooks started off without many of the features as the same experience on Windows and other platforms but finally caught up thanks to the debut of its Progressive Web App (PWA) last year. Now, Zoom finally defaults to the PWA on Chromebooks.

ChromeOS Stories November 22

After using a Chromebook with a 120Hz display, I’m impressed with the things that work well, but ChromeOS still has some catching up to do.

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ChromeOS Stories November 15

As one of the best mobile video editors, LumaFusion is now widely available on Android and ChromeOS courtesy of any early access phase. We’ve gone hands-on to see just how it holds up after bridging the iOS-Android/ChromeOS divide.

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Google is preparing to make ChromeOS a bit more delightful by playing a sound effect when you plug your Chromebook into power.

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ChromeOS Stories November 10

MediaTek’s new Chromebook chips bring better display support for entry-level laptops

While Intel and AMD rule the premium laptop sector on ChromeOS, MediaTek has shown time and time again to be a pretty solid choice for entry-level Chromebooks. This week, MediaTek is announcing the Kompanio 520 and 528 chips, which improve display support among other things for affordable Chromebooks.

Chrome has long made use of different channels to test new browser and operating system features before they become widely available to the public. Google has now launched a ChromeOS Beta Tester Hub.

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ChromeOS Stories November 9

One of iOS and iPad’s most popular video editing suites is now available on Android and ChromeOS as LumaFusion arrives in beta.

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ChromeOS Stories November 4

Google and Valve have finally launched the fruits of their partnership to bring Steam to ChromeOS; here’s which Chromebooks are ready for playing games and which titles are supported.

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ChromeOS Stories November 3

After Android apps and the cloud, Steam is the third way you can play games on ChromeOS. Steam is now entering beta and supporting several more Chromebooks.

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ChromeOS Stories October 28

After several months of quiet releases, ChromeOS 107 is rolling out with a handful of new features starting today.

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ChromeOS Stories October 14

Lenovo’s $399 cloud gaming Chromebook with 120Hz screen now available

Earlier this week, Google announced cloud gaming Chromebooks in a big push with one of the tentpoles being a $399 120Hz ChromeOS laptop from Lenovo, which is now available from Walmart.

ChromeOS Stories October 11

Google is widening the test program for Steam on ChromeOS, allowing Chromebooks with (select) Intel i3 and Ryzen 3 processors to start gaming.

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Chromebooks are no longer just a category within the broader laptop form factor. ChromeOS-powered devices span from affordable to midrange and premium, as well as traditional notebooks, convertibles, and tablets. Google now wants to make cloud gaming Chromebooks happen in a rather bold (and literal) play.

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ChromeOS Stories September 23

This week the Framework Chromebook was announced as the first modular ChromeOS laptop. The ideas behind Framework are ambitious, to say the least, but how will this Chromebook version differ from the Windows option, and what about modules? In a Q&A on Hacker News, Framework’s founder has answered some of the community’s biggest questions around this new device.

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ChromeOS Stories September 21

Google and Framework are working together on a modular Chromebook that can be upgraded with various components over time and is set for early December availability with pre-orders opening today.

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ChromeOS Stories September 20

Google is moving forward with bringing Steam games to ChromeOS, with an upcoming upgrade from Alpha testing to Beta, allowing more players to enjoy.

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ChromeOS Stories September 15

ChromeOS has long looked to Google’s own hardware as its trendsetter, an example of “the best” the platform had to offer. But in 2022, Google is mostly absent from its own platform. The last Pixelbook was the “Go” model released in 2019, which was mostly underwhelming. Now, though, HP has reinvigorated that flame with the Elite Dragonfly Chromebook – a Pixelbook reborn.

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ChromeOS Stories September 9

As video calling apps have become essential to getting modern work done, ChromeOS is preparing to enhance those apps with background blur and other helpful tools.

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ChromeOS Stories September 2

In announcing Steam support earlier this year, Google also said Chromebooks were getting a “games overlay” for Android titles to make them playable with keyboard and mouse. ChromeOS 105 introduces an early Alpha of these game controls.

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ChromeOS Stories August 31

Here’s your first look at the upcoming welcome screen for ChromeOS that brings “glanceable” widgets with meaningful, proactive information, similar to At A Glance on the Pixel series.

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ChromeOS Stories August 16

Google has begun working on a project to bring “glanceable” widgets to the ChromeOS desktop, which could act like a large-screen version of Pixel’s At A Glance widget.

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ChromeOS Stories August 8

There was a little bit of truth when people – especially in the early days of mobile – said that the iPhone was the best place to use Google apps. That’s definitely not the case today on Android phones, but I think a part of that argument rings true when comparing Google web services running on Chrome for Mac/Windows versus ChromeOS. Fortunately, that’s starting to change on Chromebooks as seen with one-click Google Calendar integration.

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ChromeOS Stories August 4

ChromeOS 104 is rolling out starting today with several big interface updates that improve how you use the operating system.

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ChromeOS Stories July 27

Google is previewing a number of new productivity and personalization features for Chromebooks that will launch over the coming months, including a redesigned movie editor inside Google Photos.

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ChromeOS Stories July 22

In an upcoming update, Chromebooks equipped with mobile data will be able to serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices, just like Android and iOS devices can today.

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ChromeOS Stories July 18

How to type special characters and symbols on a Chromebook

The average keyboard only has so many characters labeled on it for use. Beyond that, there are plenty of other symbols and punctuation that are worth using, yet have no home on a Chromebook’s QWERTY keyboard. This guide will show you how to use Unicode shortcuts to type special characters on a Chromebook.

ChromeOS Stories June 23

The Chromebook team kicked off 2022 by previewing a number of new Better Together integrations at CES. Chrome OS 103 is rolling out, starting today, with the ability to see your camera roll in Phone Hub and Nearby Share to get Wi-Fi credentials from your Android device.

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ChromeOS Stories June 20

ChromeOS is now more powerful for managing files, with new support for archive formats like 7z, iso, and tar — with more on the way.

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ChromeOS Stories June 16

Two things saw explosive growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Chromebooks and Zoom. Now, the video-calling app is shutting down its previous Chromebook app to make way for something better.

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ChromeOS Stories June 15

Google’s Dynamic Colors system for Material You seems to be coming to ChromeOS nearly a year after launching with Android 12.

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ChromeOS Stories June 7

As the current school year winds down, Google is getting ready for the next one with a number of education updates across Classroom, Workspace, and Chromebooks, like the Screencast app and Cast moderator on Google TV.

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ChromeOS Stories June 2

In an upcoming update to ChromeOS, the Gallery app is gaining a handy option to edit images and videos in Google Photos.

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ChromeOS Stories May 27

Google is rolling out Chrome OS 102 starting today with a handful of notable changes. This new version will be fully available over the coming weeks.

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ChromeOS Stories May 17

Parallels Desktop for Chromebooks now supports Intel Core i3 and AMD Ryzen 3 5000

Back in 2020, Google worked with Parallels to let enterprise users run Windows and its apps on Chrome OS. Expanded hardware support arrived last year, and Parallels Desktop for Chromebooks now works with Intel Core i3 and AMD Ryzen 3 5000 processors. 

ChromeOS Stories May 13

Chromebooks have long been criticized for their lack of ways to edit photos and videos. While there are some solid web apps, the tide is finally turning. LumaFusion, a popular video editor from iOS, previously announced that it would be launching an app on Chrome OS, and at I/O Google has shown off the app up and running on a Chromebook.

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ChromeOS Stories May 11

Chromebooks get an official PWA for Webex Meetings [Video]

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a huge number of video calls and a massive boom in sales of Chromebooks. As a result, Google’s desktop platform has gotten more attention from apps. Today in the midst of Google I/O, Cisco announced that Webex is getting an official PWA for Chromebooks.

ChromeOS Stories May 9

Following last month’s big milestone, Chrome OS 101 is beginning to roll out today with slightly more changes and new features than usual.

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ChromeOS Stories May 5

Ushering in a new era of AMD chips on Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is getting a 2022 refresh with a Ryzen 5000 series chip and other new tweaks. And we’ve had a chance to take an early look at the device.

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The vast majority of Chromebooks on the market today run on top of either Intel or ARM-based chips from brands such as MediaTek. But as Chrome OS enters a new era that includes support for Steam, there are new options coming out. Today, AMD is announcing Ryzen 5000 “C-Series” chips for Chromebooks.

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ChromeOS Stories May 4

A new Chrome flag has led some to believe that ChromeOS will soon let you refresh your wallpaper every 10 seconds, but that’s not what’s happening here.

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ChromeOS Stories May 3

The security world has been abuzz about a new Linux exploit called “Dirty Pipe,” which also affects Android 12 devices like Galaxy S22 and Pixel 6. Here’s everything you need to know about “Dirty Pipe,” which devices it affects, and how best to avoid it.

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ChromeOS Stories April 29

Google seems to have decided to fully drop the space and rebrand its desktop operating system to “ChromeOS.”

Update: Google has gone ahead with the rebrand, with the change appearing in pre-release builds of Chrome OS.

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ChromeOS Stories April 25

Zoom app for Chromebooks gains better virtual background support, more

Zoom launched its revamped Chromebook app last year with some big upgrades, but it was still a limited experience compared to other platforms. As a part of its latest updates, the Zoom PWA for Chromebook app has picked up better support for virtual background options and more.

ChromeOS Stories April 15

Recent reports have suggested that Chrome OS would be removing Smart Lock in the near future, but instead, Google is only tweaking the way it works, potentially to keep your account more secure.

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ChromeOS Stories April 14

An early hands-on with a leaked Chromebook powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series processor showcases the high-powered potential for future Chrome OS devices.

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