There’s hope that older Chromebooks will run Linux apps with Crostini

The Chromium team is trying to backport certain Linux modules so that Chromebooks on an older Linux kernel can run desktop apps.

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“Nocturne” Chromebook to power its detachable keyboard like Apple’s Smart Keyboard for iPad

The Nocturne device will support magnetic pogo pins to provide power to a keyboard base that detaches from the display; another first for Chromebooks.

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Service Manual: How to repair or upgrade an HP Chromebox G2

The HP service manual for repairs or upgrades on the HP Chromebox G2 is available, confirming some specs and even adding a few new details on the device. If you plan to modify or fix your G2, you’ll need this.

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Dark themed Android P-like system tray settings menu available for Chromebooks

The “merger” of Android and Chrome OS continues with a new Chrome system tray settings updated that borrows some visual aspects from Android P.  Here’s to how to get it early.

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Can’t open your Project Crostini container Terminal? Here’s how to get access

By updating the Chrome OS Crostini container component, I broke my Linux terminal! That’s OK, there’s a quick workaround to get going again with Linux apps on a Chromebook.

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Project Crostini Linux containers getting updated to LXC 3.0.0 for Chrome OS

With LXC 3.0.0 officially announced back in March, Google is wasting little time in updating the Linux container technology for Project Crostini.

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Looks like the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 release date is June (or later)

First expected in the US last month and now halfway through May, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 looks like a June release at best for many.

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Need more Drive storage for your Chromebook? Google One makes it cheaper

Google Drive consumer storage will become Google One with some plan changes, and a new plan. Even better: You don’t have to create a shared folder for your family to spread that space out. It will be easier to natively share the cloud storage capacity between five people.

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Chrome OS supports Android app data using memory SD cards

Android apps running on Chromebooks can now see their data stored on a memory card in the Chrome OS Beta Channel. Writing files isn’t working consistently but this is a step forward for conserving local storage on a Chromebook.

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Google adds a Chrome OS emulator to Android Studio

How can devs test their Android apps on a Chromebook if they don’t have a Chrome OS device? Say hello to a preview version of a Chrome OS device emulator for Android Studio.

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These are the Chromebooks and Chromeboxes that can support Linux apps

Don’t have a Pixelbook but want to run Linux apps in containers? Don’t fret just yet: This list of Chrome OS devices running Linux kernel 4.4 could get the feature.

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