Google brings Linux app support to some older Chromebooks (including Chromebook Pixel 2015)

Chrome OS started out as a browser-based operating system that could run web apps only. Eventually Google added support for Android apps, and then for Linux apps, making Chromebooks more useful as general-purpose laptops. But while most new Chromebooks feature out-of-the-box support for Android and Linux apps, many older models do not… and it looked […]

$1199 Google Pixelbook premium Chromebook with pen support leaked

While Chromebooks have made huge inroads in the education market over the past few years, it’s been a while since Google released a new Chromebook Pixel for Chrome OS fans looking for a best-in-class device. Now it looks like the wait is almost over. Droid Life reports that Google will launch a new model called […]

Report: Google Home mini and next-gen Chromebook Pixel coming soon

Google’s got at least two new Pixel smartphones coming this year. We’re pretty sure of that, thanks to roughly 7 billion leaks to date. But according to the folks at Android Police, Google also plans to launch at least two other pieces of hardware during the third quarter of 2017 (which means any day now). […]

Reports of the Chromebook Pixel’s demise (may) have been exaggerated

Google currently has “no plans to share” about any future Chromebook Pixel laptops. But that doesn’t mean the company isn’t working on one. Rich Osterloh, Google’s vice president of hardware made that clarification in a tweet this week, following a report that made the rounds a few days ago that quoted him saying there are […]

Report: Google is done making Pixel laptops (for now)

Google made a major push into the consumer hardware space in 2016 with the launch of its first Pixel-branded smartphones, the Daydream View VR headset, and Google Home smart speaker product as well as a 4K-capable version of the company’s relatively popular Chromecast media streamer. One thing Google didn’t launch last year? A new laptop. […]

Google isn’t selling the Chromebook Pixel 2 anymore

Earlier this year Google stopped selling the $999 version of the Chromebook Pixel 2. Now the company isn’t selling the $1299 version anymore, and according to VentureBeat, Google has no plans to restock the laptop. That means that for all intents and purposes, Google has discontinued the Chromebook Pixel 2. It’s possible that we could […]

Android apps now run on the Acer Chromebook R11, Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)

There are now three Chromebooks that can run Android apps. About a month after rolling out an update for the Asus Chromebook Flip that adds support for the Google Play Store and Android apps, Google has rolled out a similar update for the Acer Chromebook R11 and Google Chromebook Pixel (2015). You’ll need to be […]

Google’s $999 Chromebook Pixel is discontinued ($1299 model still available)

Since the first model launched in 2013 with a $1299 price tag, the Google Chromebook Pixel has always been the most expensive Chrome OS laptop money could buy. But in 2015 the company eased the pain a bit by introducing a new model with a starting price of $999. Now that model is out of stock… […]

Deals of the Day (4-18-2016)

Google’s Chromebook Pixel laptops have high-resolution touchscreen displays, great keyboards and processors, speedy processors, and excellent build quality. They also tend to have high price tags. The latest models sell for $1000 and up. But if you don’t mind opting for a slightly older version, you can currently pick up a 1st-gen Chromebook Pixel with […]