Google rolls out Chrome OS 76 with new style media notificiations and more
Google has rolled out a new version of Chrome OS just a week after releasing the equivalent Chrome browser update. Chromebook users should expect to receive the features Google added in Chrome 76 like its safer incognito mode and ...
Google tests giving Chrome OS its own separate settings app
It sounds weird to say, but Chrome OS doesn’t have its own discrete settings app. Rather, even since its inception. Google had merged settings for the Chrome browser along with settings for Chromebooks. So you’d pick y...
Chromebooks are getting lockscreen media controls just like Windows and Android
How often do you look at your desktop lockscreen before whizzing past it to get into your desktop and do stuff? Desktop software makers are putting notifications on lock-screens, apparently, because they think we spend more time o...
Chromebooks are getting bluetooth battery indicators for accessories
Chromebooks are getting a new feature down the pipeline as Google is working on adding Bluetooth battery indicators for accessories. Bluetooth battery indicators are a feature that currently exist on Android and iOS. They are a w...
Google is testing an AirDrop competitor for Android and Chrome OS
Google is working on a new sharing tool for Android to replace Android Beam, its current deprecated feature. From what we can tell, Fast Share is a tool that lets users share files directly to other nearby devices without internet...
Google preparing Fuchsia OS to rock the AMD-based Chromebooks
Mimicking Microsoft’s idea of a unified ecosystem, Google started working on Fuchsia OS a few years back. Although not many, important developments that are available on the public domain with regard to Fuschsia such as it ...
Google is bringing virtual desktops to Chrome OS
Chrome OS, previously envisioned as a web-first platform presumably didn’t need virtual desktops. With every app a website, a user need only launch a new window to approximate the virtual desktop feature on Windows and macO...
Google’s Instant Tethering comes to more Chromebooks and Android phones
While Microsoft would like us to buy an Always Connected PC with a built-in SIM or eSIM and separate data plan, for most people this is a bridge too far, especially when WIFI is available in most places where we want to work. For ...
Microsoft gains low-end education share in US, but losing ground against Chromebooks globally
In the education market, Microsoft is fighting a battle against the encroachment of Chromebooks, and that battle is increasingly becoming global. Education analyst company FutureSource reports that Windows held 43.5% K12 educatio...
The Empire Strikes Back as Microsoft takes back Education Market Share in USA and Worldwide
The market share of Windows has been under sustained attack in USA following the move to online assessment which favoured Google Chromebook’s cheap and cheerful solutions. Chromebooks managed to take more than 50% market sha...