Tag Archives: Chromebook

Android 5.0 rumored to launch in the second quarter of 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich currently has a 1 percent stake within the Android Army. On the bright side, that is looking to change at the end of this month with Mobile World Congress, and manufacturers set to announce plenty of new handsets with the latest build of Android already installed. But, those devices may not see the light of day on US-based… Read more

Samsung Chromebook WiFi price set at $349

The Google’s Chromebook, or “Android’s ugly sister” as I like to call it, has not been the business-industry-dominating, could-computing powerhouse that it was supposed to be. In an attempt to generate some more interest, Samsung will be offering a WiFi-only version of the Samsung Chromebook Series 5. That, along with a software update is set to… Read more

Chromebook takes a big step forward

Computers running Google’s Chrome OS are seeing greatly improved functionality thanks to this week’s significant OS update. On the heels of yesterday’s Netflix announcement, Kindle launched their Cloud Reader, which allows for instant access from virtually any computing device (Chromebeeks are specifically mentioned on the about page). But that’s not… Read more

Watch Netflix using Chrome OS

Without a doubt, one of the primary concerns when considering a cloud-based computer system, like the first (publicly available) generation of Chromebooks, is the ability to watch long-form video. Until now, options were limited to YouTube, Vimeo, and other website viewers that generally consist of shorter clips. But now, Netflix instant view is… Read more

Chromebook demo and giveaway with Jimmy Fallon

Joshua Topolski took a couple of Chromebooks on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a demonstration, and while there was a little hiccup in the live sync demonstration of Google Docs the result was cool, nonetheless. Storing data in the cloud has lots of benefits, including the safety of your work if you drop your computer in a fire or run over it with… Read more

Google unveils price points for Chromebook leasing

After unveiling the first official generation of Chromebooks at Google I/O, the big G indicated that companies and schools would be able to get in on the cloud-based netbooks with simple fleet management via a leasing program. And now, we have specific numbers regarding the cost. Businesses will be charged $28 per month to lease a Chromebook, and… Read more

Day 2 of Google I/O yields more free loot

If yesterday’s handout of a 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab at Google I/O didn’t make you a bit jealous (tickets sold out in under and hour, so don’t kick yourself), this will: today, attendees were given free Verizon LTE hotspot devices and promised a new Chromebook. Though the Chromebooks are not in San Francisco at the moment, they should be available… Read more

Acer Chromebook: Chrome on the low

If you’re looking to plunk down a sizable chunk of change to convert your laptop-lifestyle into a Chromebook one, then the Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks are the way to go. If you’re trying to save a little money, as well as add a little more portability, then Acer has you covered. Announced alongside the Samsung Chromebook today, Acer has come out… Read more

Samsung Series 5 Chrombooks detailed

When Google announced the retail availability of their new Chromebooks today at Google I/O, they also announced two hardware partners who would be making Chromebooks right out of the gate. The first of those partners, is Samsung. On the Google Chrome website, you’ll find Samsung’s Chomebook without a real name. Amazon, however, is listing several… Read more