Tagged ‘Google Chrome OS’

While Verizon is handling the 3G for the Samsung Series 5 and Acer Chromebook in the US, Three has stepped in to offer free UK 3G to UK Chromebook owners for, appropriately, three months. Read to find out what’ll you’ll pay after that…

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Finally, the Google Chrome OS hardware that we’ve been harping on about for what seems like since the Cretaceous era has finally arrived. The Samsung Series 5 looks great and as our Samsung Series 5 first impressions concludes it’s pretty much the closest a laptop gets to the ease-of-use of the iPad 2. But there are some inevitable downsides that Google isn’t going to mention much…

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Apple could produce a Mac OS X cloud version. It’s been granted a long-standing patent for “administering and maintaining a network-booted operating system” basically giving it the building blocks for a cloud-based OS X. The patent was filed back in July 2006 and is an addition to a patent application originally filed in October 1999. But though the patent is over 10 years old, it’s really relevant to today with Apple prepping a huge data centre and Chrome OS now on the scene…

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Those Google Chrome OS netbook rumours look bang on the money. The Google-branded models have reportedly been spotted in testing logs from October onwards. The latest story is that Google Chrome OS test machines have ranged from Asus Eee models to Lenovo and Dell builds (you can see the manufacturer in bug reports) but there are “dogfood” machines i.e. Google own-brand devices…
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Google Docs is set to a series of cool new features according to a message sitting pretty in the code. Bold as brass it declares: “Coming soon: third party applications, cloud printers and sync devices”. That seems pretty clear but that short list promises to make Google Docs even more handy…
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Google Chrome OS could pose a threat to Android upon its release, depending on the decisions of tablet manufacturers. Yesterday we asked if you had the choice between a device running Android and the same device running Google Chrome OS, which one you would pick?

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Consumer electronics show IFA is due to kick off in Berlin next month and Electricpig will be there to get the latest news from the show floor. We are particularly looking forward to getting our first proper look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Samsung Galaxy Tab isn’t the only Android tablet that should be putting in an appearance at the IFA though. Here is our pick of the five we would most like to see.

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The Google Chrome Web Store, the search giant’s iTunes-battling app store, is due to open its virtual doors in October. The search giant announced it back at Google I/O in May but now it’s getting into details. In a presentation at Game Developer Conference Europe, it outed more images of the store (which looks a lot like iTunes) and revealed its plan to lure developers into developing web apps for the store. Read on for the skinny on the Google Chrome Web Store…

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