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Arrival of Android apps for ChromeOS forces introduction of new storage manager

An upcoming features lets Chrome OS users see how much space remains on hard drives, and what's taking up that space. This points to an app-filled future for Google's OS, long reliant entirely on web browsing.
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New Chromebooks from Lenovo and HP are incoming for back-to-school shoppers

New, unannounced Chromebooks from Lenovo and HP have been spotted, the latter of which appeared in an official document stored on the company's website.
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Google brings Android apps to Chrome OS, starting with the Asus Flip Chromebook

Asus Flip owners finally have access to Google Play and Android apps. This means all sorts of things, like Skype video calls, are now possible in Chrome OS, not to mention more than a few thousand games you couldn't otherwise play.
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Samsung Series 5 is the first Chromebook to reach End of Life

Google will no longer offer updates for the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, as the system has reached the end of the five years of support that the company committed to. The Acer AC700 will reach it's End of Life in August.
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Chromebooks can Zip, unzip, and so much more, here's how

Not sure how to create or unzip a .ZIP file on your Chromebook? Here's how, along with some advice on how to open .ZIP files, .RAR files, and those belonging to a handful of other popular file formats.
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Chromebooks sales soar past MacBooks for the first time ever, according to analyst

Apple's MacBooks have fallen behind Google's Chromebooks for the first time since both platforms have been available, according to an IDC analyst. Schools are said to be a prime driver of the Chromebook's growth.
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Google finally dumped its $1,000 Chromebook Pixel

Google's Pixel Chromebook is currently listed as 'no longer available for sale' on the company's web store, signalling that the range of laptops might be undergoing an overhaul.
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HP built one of the nicest Chromebooks we've ever seen for $500

HP is out with a new Chromebook, and this one was designed in collaboration with Google. The 13.3-inch IPS display has a resolution of up to 3,200 x 1,800 pixels. Other features include Core M processors and USB Type-C.
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Open-source code leaks indicate arrival of Google Play Store on Chromebooks

References to Android apps that were found in Chromium code over the weekend adds new weight to speculation that Chromebooks will soon be able to download apps from the Google Play Store.
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Chromebook for Work, liquid-cooled 2-in-1 steal the show at Acer’s New York PC refresh

Acer went all-in on the PC at a NYC event, refreshing a broad swatch of its line-up. The new hardware includes the first Chromebook for Work and a fanless 2-in-1 with liquid cooling.
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Updated: HP, not Google, is manufacturing the next premium Chromebook

Source code for Chromium OS suggests that HP is responsible for manufacturing the next high-end Chromebook. The system is rumored to have 16GB of RAM, an Intel Core 6th-gen processor, and other premium features.
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Acer’s new Chromebook 14 classes up $300 laptops with an aluminum body

Acer's new Chromebook 14 line presents a powerful alternative to Windows notebooks and Apple Airbooks. Aluminum chassis with full HD 14-inch screen, up to 14 hours battery life, and a sub $300 price tag fully loaded is an appealing package.