Google Play Store now available for (some) Chromebooks on stable channel

You’ve been able to run Android apps on some Chromebooks since June, but when the feature first launched it was only available if your Chromebook was using Chrome 53 Dev Channel. Eventually Google brought support for Android apps to the beta channel, and now Chrome OS 53 Stable supports the Google Play Store and Android […]

Asus convertible Chromebook tablet with Skylake CPU on the way?

The Asus Chromebook Flip was an unusual device when it launched in 2015: it’s one of the first Chromebooks to feature a 10 inch display, and the touchscreen laptop is also one of the first Chrome OS devices to have a tablet mode: flip the screen back 360 degrees and you can hold the Chromebook […]

Chrome OS update makes Android apps on the Chromebook Flip better

Less than a week after releasing the first build of Chrome OS for the Asus Chromebook Flip that lets you run Android apps on the touchscreen laptop, Google has released an update that fixes some of the issues with the first build. The good news is that rotating the screen won’t cause apps to crash anymore. […]

Closer look at Android apps on a Chromebook (video)

Google is bringing Android apps to Chromebooks, and the first model to support the feature is the Asus Chromebook Flip. Soon you’ll be able to run Android apps on the Acer Chromebook R11, Google Chromebook Pixel (2015 model) and many other recent Chrome OS devices. But Google is starting with the Chromebook Flip and the […]

Now you can run Android apps on the Asus Chromebook Flip

As promised, Google has started rolling out an update to Chrome OS that lets you download and install Android apps from the Google Play Store. Right now the Chrome OS 53 update is only available for the Asus Chromebook Flip, and you’ll need to be on the developer channel to run Android apps. But the […]

Deals of the Day (7-22-2015)

The Asus Chromebook Flip is a convertible notebook with a 10.1 inch display that can be pushed back 360 degrees to let you hold the computer like a tablet. It features a Rockchip RK3288 processor and Google’s Chrome operating system. While some retailers were offering limited quantities of the Chromebook Flip earlier this month, it […]

Chromebooks with Rockchip processors are priced at $149 and up

Google and several computer makers are introducing a new line of Chrome OS laptops featuring Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processors and low price tags. In fact, Haier and Hisense are each launching new Chromebooks with starting prices of $149. These aren’t the first Chrome OS laptops to feature ARM-based processors. Samsung launched a line […]