In Chrome OS 69, the laptop, desktop, and tablet OS gained Linux app support for a handful of devices, including the Google Pixelbook. Since then, more devices have slowly gained support, meanwhile others, like the 2013 Chromebook Pixel, are being confirmed to never receive the support, with a new batch being added to the collection this week.
Chromebook Pixel Stories November 1
Chromebook Pixel Stories August 21, 2017
Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!
Chromebook Pixel Stories February 28, 2017
Update 3/2: Osterloh has revised his earlier statement about the ‘death’ of “Google’s own Chromebooks.” In a tweet, he notes that “They will live on” and that the company has “no plans to share at this time.” In another clarification, he interestingly comments that future Google-branded laptops might not necessarily have the Pixel brand:
“Regarding the future of Google-branded laptops (whether called Pixel or not), I should clarify that we don’t have any plans to discuss at this time.”
During an interview with some members of the press at Mobile World Congress, hardware head Rick Osterloh revealed that there are “no plans for Google-branded laptops.” While referring to the Chromebook Pixel line, the quote is broad enough to possibly include the long rumored Bison Pixel-branded laptop hybrid as well, which was reported to run “Andromeda”…
Chromebook Pixel Stories September 6, 2016
When thinking of Google, there are essentially two versions of the company that come to mind for most. Some immediately — and solely — link it to its iconic search box put front and center on google.com, while others who are more aware know about the ocean of products and services the Mountain View firm is deeply involved in. One thing that doesn’t often come to the average person’s mind, though, is hardware. Come the next few months, however, that may all but change…
Chromebook Pixel Stories August 30, 2016
RIP: Chromebook Pixel 2 discontinued, no longer available from the Google Store
With a replacement created in conjunction with HP widely available, Google is discontinuing (via Venture Beat) the Chromebook Pixel 2. Announced in February 2015, last year’s model was a refinement over the original device with USB-C and a 5th generation Intel Core CPU that resulted in much better battery life.
Chromebook Pixel Stories April 28, 2016
Albeit not being full-fledged PCs, Chromebooks are becoming increasingly interesting machines for a lot of people, given that the extremely simple and lightweight Chrome OS generally leads in reliability, ease of use and usually highly affordable prices.
However, a few of these computers have stood out for things like higher-end specs and interesting industrial designs — namely Google‘s own Pixels — and it looks like HP may have found a really sweet spot with today’s announcement. Partnering with the Mountain View company, the two are today unveiling the Chromebook 13, an all-metal machine with truly impressive specs and price…