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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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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Pixel Slate orders begin, release date confirmed as November 22

Yup, the November 22 release date for the Google Pixel Slate is correct. Best Buy will have the device that day and you can now order directly from Google. Not sure which to buy? I got you covered.

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Pixel Slate passes FCC certifications but no LTE in sight

Good news: The Pixel Slate has been certified for the U.S. Bad news if you were hoping for an integrated LTE option: The only tested radios were for dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. That potential November 22nd date for availability is looking good though.

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Atlas Chromebook to get a battery boost with Intel Integrated Sensor Hub co-processor

The upcoming Atlas Chromebook is getting a co-processor, similar to those used in Apple’s iPhones and some Android handsets. Sensor data is offloaded to this low-power chip so the main processor is used for more complex actions, which saves battery life.

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Belkin USB-C keyboards for Acer Chromebook Tab 10, Chrome OS tablets now available

Need a USB keyboard for your Chrome tablet? You can now purchase either of two models from Belkin, starting at $40. They’re made for small slates but can handle larger devices such as the Pixel Slate too.

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Chrome OS “Share with Linux” feature will make it easier to install Debian apps in Crostini

Building off the upcoming “Share with Linux” functionality in the Chrome OS Files app, a new feature will allow you to install Debian packages on a Chromebook without having to first copy them over to Linux.

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Project Crostini USB support is moving forward on Chromebooks

Of the three main missing features in Project Crostini, one is moving forward now: USB support is in the works for the Linux container on Chromebooks.

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Chrome OS 70 hits the Stable Channel, bringing a better Chrome tablet experience

If Chrome OS tablets become hugely successful, we’ll look back on Chrome OS 70 as the Stable Channel release that made it happen. Here’s why.

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Project Crostini to get Google Drive, Team Drives, Computer sharing with Linux on Chromebooks

The Linux container on Chromebooks is getting a broad range of shared access to data on your Google Drive and removable media directly through the Chrome OS Files app.

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Code confirms Cheza is a detachable Chrome tablet like the Pixel Slate

In case you doubted that the Snapdragon 845-powered Chrome OS device code-named Cheza would be a detachable tablet, a code commit today confirms it. Expect a 12.3-inch Chrome slate with a second battery in the keyboard.

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