Chromebooks

A Chromebook is a personal computer running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used while connected to the Internet similar to netbooks, though there are a variety of apps that can be run offline. All the data is stored in the "cloud" accessed by an internet connection. A Chromebook is an example of a thin client.The first Chromebooks for sale, by Acer Inc. and Samsung, were announced at the Google I/O conference in May 2011 and began shipping on June 15, 2011. Lenovo, Hewlett Packard and Google itself entered the market in early 2013. In addition to laptop models, a desktop version, called a Chromebox, was introduced in May 2012.
Posts about Chromebooks
    • All the best mobile accessories, now for your Chromebook

      Chromebooks are blurring the line between desktop and mobile with the launch of Google Play store on Chromebooks. Our latest Chromebooks were built from the ground up with this technology. But until now, it wasn’t possible to appreciate the full range of experiences Android Apps can offer. After extensive user research and market analysis, we’re excited to introduce a line of ...

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    • All the best mobile accessories, now for your Chromebook

      Chromebooks are blurring the line between desktop and mobile with the launch of Google Play store on Chromebooks. Our latest Chromebooks were built from the ground up with this technology. But until now, it wasn’t possible to appreciate the full range of experiences Android Apps can offer. After extensive user research and market analysis, we’re excited to introduce a line of ...

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  • Active listening apps on Chromebooks foster future skills

    … Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Michael F. Opitz, professor emeritus of reading education at the University of Northern Colorado and author of Listen Hear! 25 Effective Listening Comprehension Strategies. At today’s Google Next event, we’re announcing a new program to offer active listening apps on Chromebooks. Visit g.co/educhromebookapps…

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  • Schools in Sweden have made Chromebooks nummer ett (number one)!

    … Editor’s note: We’ve seen strong momentum with Chromebooks worldwide, and today we reached a new milestone: Leading education analyst Futuresource has announced Chromebooks are the top-selling device across laptops and tablets for schools in Sweden. As we build out a new generation of Chromebooks with a world of apps for education, we…

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  • The new, improved ChromeVox screen reader

    …, and provide keyboard shortcuts to help people quickly navigate complex sites and apps. Today we’re introducing a new, more efficient and powerful version of ChromeVox, which is now the default screen reader on every Chromebook running on Chrome OS 56 or above. ChromeVox can be enabled at any time by pressing the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Z. Our new…

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  • The new, improved ChromeVox screen reader

    …, and provide keyboard shortcuts to help people quickly navigate complex sites and apps. Today we’re introducing a new, more efficient and powerful version of ChromeVox, which is now the default screen reader on every Chromebook running on Chrome OS 56 or above. ChromeVox can be enabled at any time by pressing the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Z. Our new…

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  • A new generation of Chromebooks, designed to work with millions of apps

    … Last year at Google I/O, we shared our plans for bringing the Google Play store to Chromebooks. Today we’re excited to announce that we’re working with Samsung to launch the first Chromebooks built from the ground up for Android apps: the Samsung Chromebook Pro and the Samsung Chromebook Plus. These new Chromebooks offer greater mobility…

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