Google: Chrome OS Isn’t Being Phased Out, $85 Chromebit Launching in Couple Weeks

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google would soon fold Chrome OS into Android and unveil a single operating system to rule them all within the next two years. Google, since the report first stole headlines, has come out to deny such claims. Well, they have at least said that they have “no plan to phase out Chrome OS.”

In a blog post penned today to the Chrome Blog, SVP of Android, Chrome OS, and Chromecast, Hiroshi Lockheimer, states that they are certainly working to bring together the best of both operating systems, but that’s about as far as he would go. He also didn’t exact deny much, other than the quote above about not phasing Chrome OS out.  (more…)

Report: Google Will Fold Chrome OS Into Android, Make Single Operating System by 2017

According to a report out of the Wall Street Journal, Google is taking Chrome OS and folding it into Android to create one operating system to rule them all. For at least the past two years, according to WSJ sources, engineers have been working to combine the two, but have recently made significant progress. In fact, the progress is far enough along that Google is hoping to unveil this new single operating system in 2017, but may show it off as early as 2016.  (more…)

Report: Google to Launch ‘Pixel C’ Tablet Later This Year, 10.2″ Display and Tegra X1 Processor

According to a new report, Google will announce another consumer-marketed Pixel device, but this year, it won’t be a Chromebook powered by Chrome OS. Rumored to sport the name Pixel C, the device will be a tablet with a 10.2″ display, featuring Android 6.0 and NVIDIA-made Tegra X1 processor with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM.  (more…)

Revised Chromebook Pixel is Reportedly “Coming Out Soon”

Renee Niemi, who currently oversees Google’s Android and Chrome programs for work and education, reportedly confirmed an upcoming upgrade to the Chromebook Pixel, the company’s ultra-luxury Chrome OS laptop. Stating that the laptop will be, “coming out soon,” she emphasized that the Pixel line is merely a “proof of concept,” and that the company does not make many of them.  (more…)

Smart Lock Coming to Chromebooks, Unlock Your Chromebook With Your Android Device

After an upcoming update to Chrome OS, owners of a Chromebook who also run an Android device with the latest version of the OS (Lollipop), will be able to unlock their laptops without needing to punch in any passwords. Thanks to a feature called Smart Lock, you can set up your Android device as a wireless key to your Chromebook, meaning no more time wasted trying to log in to your device.  (more…)

Dell Selling Chromebox Bundle for Only $199, Includes Keyboard and Mouse

Dell silently released a fantastically-priced Chromebox bundle to its website this week, priced at just $199. For being a full bundle, which includes the box, mouse, and keyboard, $199 is a steal.

The bundle includes the Dell-made Chromebox, which features 2GB of RAM, Intel 7260ac HMC network card, and 4th-generation Intel processor for heavy lifting, as well as a Dell-made wireless keyboard and Dell-made wireless mouse. (more…)