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Google buffs Chrome Enterprise with new tub of PartnerShine™

Google’s beefed up Chrome Enterprise, its US$50-a-year management service for Chrome OS devices. Launched in August 2017, the service introduced integrations with Active Directory, VMware’s Workspace One and printer management, among other features designed to make the idea of running a corporate fleet of Chrome OS devices …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Mar 2018
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Google to Chrome-plate our shops with creepy mood-sensing AI signs

Google Next '17 Google is pitching retailers on a total conversion of their floor, register, and warehouse systems to its Chrome, Android, and Cloud platforms. The Chocolate Factory painted a picture for customers of single-use devices linked up through its mobile platforms and managed through a web interface. To help push that idea, Google …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Mar 2017

Whatever Android-ChromeOS mashup looks like, it's gotta be better looking than this

Screenshots If you've ever wondered what Android would look like as a desktop PC OS, then try this for size: Remix OS from China. It's a very rough-around-the-edges build of Android-x86 – an ongoing port of Google's open-source OS from ARM gadgets to x86 PCs – with some closed-source stuff to create a multitasking desktop with moving …
Chris Williams, 13 Jan 2016
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Dell, Google dangle Chromebooks over IT bosses sick of Windows

Pic Google’s Chromebooks are just over four year old and, while the hardware has done well in education, businesses and normal people haven’t been too keen. In response, the ad giant has teamed up with Dell to fix this with a line of Chromebooks for business. Rajen Sheth, director of product management for Android and Chrome for …
Iain Thomson, 13 Aug 2015
Chromebox for Meetings

Google Hangouts get down to business – and all dressed to the nines

Google's voice conference system Hangouts is being smartened up in the hope of breaking into the business market. Google will put Hangouts on a par with the rest of its stuff online – and promises 99.9 per cent uptime with 24/7 telephone support if something does go wrong. In addition, Hangout users will no longer need a …
Iain Thomson, 30 Jul 2014

I/O NOOOOO!!! We sat through Google's bum numbing 3-hour keynote so you didn't have to

Google I/O Google has kicked off its annual developer conference with a three-hour keynote in which the search kingpin explained where it's taking Android next: namely, your wrist, your car, your living room, and beyond. It was long enough to trouble your correspondent's laptop battery. Sundar Pichai, Google's head of Android division, …
Iain Thomson, 26 Jun 2014
Chromebox for Meetings

Google invades videoconferencing market with Chromebox for Meetings

Google is making a play for the videoconferencing market – and hoping to get ChromeOS to be more widely used – with a special version of its Chromebox desktop computer designed specifically for remote meetings. Chromebox for Meetings $1,000 – display not included "Meetings rooms haven't really changed that much for last 25 …
Iain Thomson, 6 Feb 2014
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Google sets $2.7m Pwnium prize for cunning cracks for Chrome OS

The fourth Pwnium hacking competition will be held in March, and this year Google is offering some major prizes for anyone who can subvert its Chrome OS. And, for the first time, it's not as picky about its hardware. "Past Pwnium competitions have focused on Intel-based Chrome OS devices, but this year researchers can choose …
Iain Thomson, 24 Jan 2014

Microsoft Xbox gaffe reveals cloudy arrogance

Comment On Thursday afternoon a Twitter conversation between Adam Orth, creative director at Microsoft Studios, and a developer friend about the contentious issue of server-connected gaming sparked something of a storm after being posted on Reddit. "Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an always-on console," Orth tweeted. "Every …
Iain Thomson, 5 Apr 2013
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Acer lowballs on price with Celeron-powered C7 Chromebook

Google has added a third laptop to its current Chrome OS range with the Acer C7, a budget Chromebook that will sell for under $200 in the US from Tuesday and will arrive in the UK shortly. The C7 is a three pound laptop with an 11.6-inch, 1366x768 screen powered by a 1.10GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor with 2MB L3 cache and …
Iain Thomson, 12 Nov 2012
Chromebook and Chromebox

Dixons and Best Buy start selling Google Chromebooks

Google I/O Google is trying to get its Chromebook into the mainstream and is starting to push it in retail stores, signing up Best Buy in the US and Dixons in the UK to distribute the ChromeOS systems. The Chocolate Factory's ChromeOS is the red-headed stepchild of the operating system market. Since its launch last year, the sales of …
Iain Thomson, 28 Jun 2012
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Samsung refreshes ChromeOS hardware with first desktop system

Google and Samsung have launched fresh hardware aimed at reviving interest in its ChromeOS platform, with a laptop for end users and a desktop box system. Sales for ChromeOS have been less than stellar but the Chocolate factory has insisted that the platform has enough advantages to make it in the operating system market. …
Iain Thomson, 30 May 2012
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Google plays the long game with Chrome OS

Google is betting that slow and steady will prove a winning strategy for its Chrome OS platform, and is reporting some successes for the system in the education sector. It has been a little over a year since Google first showed off ChromeOS, and around six months since the first commercial systems were released for sale by …
Iain Thomson, 25 Jan 2012
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Mozilla moots open source web OS for mobiles

Mozilla has revealed plans to create an open-source web-centric operating system along the lines of Google's Chrome OS but designed to compete with Android on phones and tablets. The Boot to Gecko project will "pursue the goal of building a complete, standalone operating system for the open web" in a bid to "displace …
Caleb Cox, 26 Jul 2011

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