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Fancy is a $225 compact PC that runs Chromium, Ubuntu, or Android

The developer behind Chromium OS for SBC offers software that makes it easy to effectively turn a $35 Raspberry Pi into a Chromebox. But if you want a more powerful computer, developer Dylan Callahan has announced another option: a small computer called Fancy which measures about 8.7″ x 8.4″ x 3.1″ and which has an AMD […]

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Turn a $35 Raspberry Pi into a Chromebox with Chromium OS for SBC

Google’s Chrome OS operating system may not exactly be open source, but it’s based on the open source Chromium OS. And if you know what you’re doing, you can adapt Chromium OS into an operating system that can run on all sorts of devices. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can let other developers do […]

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HP is building that new Chromebook with 16GB of RAM, not Google

You can often find hints about upcoming Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices by scanning the Chromium OS source code commits and discussions. And a few weeks ago we started to see hints that a new model with 16GB of RAM and an Intel Skylake processor was on the way. Maybe it’s not surprising that […]

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Make your own Chromebit with an Intel Compute Stick and Chromium OS

Earlier this year Asus unveiled the first Chromebit: a tiny computer-on-a-stick that runs Google’s Chrome OS software. Plug it into the HDMI port of a display or monitor and you’ve got a Chrome-powered computer. But it’s been more than half a year since the Chrombit was introduced, and you still can’t buy one yet. But you can […]

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Cloudready uses Chromium OS to breathe life into old computers

Neverware has created a software program that turns any old computer into a Chromebook or Chromebox. All it takes is a USB flash drive and a few minutes to load the company’s Cloudready software onto a computer. The company worked with Google to develop Cloudready, and it’s a cloud-based operating system based on Chromium OS, […]

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Chromebooks with NVIDIA Tegra X1 chips on the way?

NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 processor is a 64-bit, processor based on an ARM Cortex-A57/Cortex-A53 architecture and featuring NVIDIA’s 256-core “Maxwell” graphics. It’s designed for use in a range of hardware including automotive systems, game consoles, and possibly handheld gaming devices. It might also show up in next-gen Chromebooks. CNX Software reports that Chromium OS developers have been adding […]

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Future Chrome OS devices could have MediaTek, Rockchip processors

Google’s Chrome operating system is designed to run on desktops, notebooks (and maybe tablets) with x86 or ARM-based processors. Most Chromebooks and Chromeboxes released so far have had Intel chips, but a handful of models including recent Samsung Chromebooks and the HP Chromebook 11 have been powered by Samsung Exynos chips based on ARM architecture. […]

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Rockchip shows off a Chromebook with an RK3288 CPU

Chinese chip maker Rockchip has been working to make sure Google’s browser-based Chrome operating system can run on devices with the new Rockchip RK3288 processor. Now the company is showing off an early prototype of an RK3288-powered Chromebook which could be ready to hit the streets in the third quarter of 2014. Charbax from ARM […]

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Rockchip RK3288-powered Chrome OS devices on the way?

We could see Google’s browser-based Chrome OS operating system running on devices with Rockchip’s RK3288 processor soon. The Chinese chip-maker started showing off a demo of Chromium OS running on a prototype board in April, and now Google’s François Beaufort reports that there’s a new ARM development board in the Chromium OS repository featuring that same […]

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Chrome OS could get remote lock, wipe features

Google’s Android Device Manager lets smartphone users locate a missing device, remotely lock it, or even wipe data by logging into a website. Now it looks like Google may be preparing to offer a similar feature to Chromebook users. Google’s François Beaufort notes that the latest dev channel version of Chromium OS includes an experimental option […]

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Rockchip RK3288 demo: Chromium OS TV box, Android tablets with 8-second boot

Rockchip’s RK3288 processor is starting to show up in Android-powered tablets and TV boxes. Now Rockchip is also showing off a prototype of Chromium OS running on a system with its new ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. Chromium OS is the open source version of Google’s Chrome operating system. Rockchip says the ARM Cortex-A17 processor offers strong […]