Linux on Chromebooks getting access to Android Play Files via Project Crostini

After adding access in Project Crostini to share Chrome OS folders with Linux, the next function in the works is to bring shared Play Files to Linux from the Android implementation on Chromebooks.

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Acer Chromebook 13 debuts with two configurations and a starting price of $699.99

Following up on its 2-in1 Chromebook Spin 13, the non-tablet model is now appearing on Acer’s website. Expect to pay $100 less than the Spin version for the Acer Chromebook 13, which is packed with a powerful processor and a generous amount of memory.

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Chromebook Black Friday deals, including some already available

With a wide range of Chromebooks now available for every budget and performance preference, you can find a deal on just about any type of Chromebook. Here’s a list of some of the Black Friday Chromebook deals.

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Chrome OS 72 Dev Channel update includes USB support for Crostini and Android 9

USB support for Project Crostini is finally here, enabling read & write access to a memory card from the Linux Terminal app. Here’s how to enable and use it. Oh, and Android 9 comes along for the ride on Chromebooks.

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HP Chromebook X2 can be had for $100 off at Best Buy: $499 for the detachable tablet

While you could drop $799 on a Google Pixel Slate, it may make more sense to nab the HP Chromebook X2 on sale for $499 with the included keyboard and pen.

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Chrome OS 72 Dev Channel preps Crostini USB support, easier Linux package installs and more

There’s a slew of changes in the newest Chrome OS Dev Channel including several for Project Crostini USB and file sharing support. Oddly, Chrome OS is losing its double-tap to zoom function when in tablet mode.

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Cheza Chromebook confirmed to get Project Crostini support for Linux apps

The detachable Chromebook known internally as Cheza and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 should have Linux app support through Project Crostini based on a new code commit.

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Early Black Friday deals: Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 and Pro discounted up to $150 off

If you don’t want integrated LTE, Samsung’s Black Friday deals on the Chromebook Plus v2 and Chromebook Pro can save you a bundle. The best deal may be the $449.99 Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 with a newer Intel Core m3 processor than the Pro model.

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Acer Chromebook 514 arrives on sale in Germany

Here in the U.S. we’re waiting for the Acer Chromebook 514 to arrive. In Germany, you can get one of two models now though: The upgraded version has a touchscreen and 8GB of memory; double the base model.

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Did Google drop a hint when Project Crostini and Linux apps on Chromebooks will get GPU acceleration?

No, there’s no official release date for GPU hardware acceleration in Project Crostini. But if Google is going to officially support Android Studio on Chromebooks in early 2019, that feature should arrive at the same time.

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HP Chromebook x360 and Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 prices cut at Best Buy

If the Pixel Slate is a budget buster for you, check out these other two new 2-in-1 Chromebooks with 8th-gen processors with a generous amount of memory and storage for $549 to $649.

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