“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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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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HP Chromebook X2 detachable Chrome tablet appears on Best Buy’s site

We’re one step closer to the release of the first Chrome OS detachable tablet: Best Buy is now listing the HP Chromebook X2 online at the expected price of $599.99.

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How to watch the Google I/O livestream (and post-keynote commentary)

if you can’t be on-site at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, you can still catch the event live on the web. Right after the keynote ends, I’ll be joining This Week in Google on video for an overview and thoughts on the announcements. Tune in!

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Google I/O 2018 preview: What to expect for Chrome OS

It’s nearly here: Tomorrow, Google kicks off I/O, its annual developer conference that often includes an exciting product announcement or two. With so much recent activity in the Chrome OS space, Android won’t be the sole star of the show, which is typically the case.

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Chrome OS Camera may get auto-focus, auto-exposure features for tablets, detachables

Unit testing is underway for Camera features on Chrome OS and code shows that devices will be getting automatic focus, exposure and white-balance. That’s good timing for the first Chrome tablets launching later this month.

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“Nocturne” to be a Chrome OS detachable with high-res display and fingerprint reader

The HP Chromebook X2 will likely be the first Chrome OS detachable to soon hit the market but there’s a similar device on the way. A new Chrome OS board dubbed “Nocturne” appeared this month, indicating work is underway on the next Chromebook with detachable display.

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More evidence suggests Atlas is a 4K detachable Chromebook tablet

Code commits for the 4K Atlas Chromebook indicate the need to enable Chrome OS recovery mode without a keyboard.

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Chrome OS getting an optimized interface for touch-capable Chromebooks and Chrome tablets

With more touch-capable Chromebooks and Chrome tablets hitting the market, it makes sense for some updates to make the experience better. A new Chrome OS feature is bringing just that with larger touch points, icons and room for text in the omnibar.

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HP Chromebook x2 arrives as the first detachable Chromebook tablet

HP launched the Chromebook x2: A Pixelbook-looking Chromebook with a detachable screen. Starting at $599 and expected to be available on June 10, the Chromebook x2 bridges the gap between content consumption and productivity in a single device.

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