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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Why don’t Chromebooks have Thunderbolt 3 support?

A reader wants to know why there are no Thunderbolt 3 outputs on Chrome OS devices? It may have to do with Linux as well as ARM-powered Chrome OS devices and use cases of Chromebook users.

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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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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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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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Chromium team may bring VP8 hardware acceleration for Hangouts on Kaby Lake Chromebooks

Have you ever been in a Google Hangout video call on a Chromebook and watch the battery life quickly drop while the device gets really hot? That may change with hardware accelerated VP8 video encoding on Chromebooks with Intel Kaby Lake processors.

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Google officially unveils Project Crostini: Linux apps on Chrome OS

Even though I’ve been kicking the tires of Project Crostini for weeks, Linux container support is officially official, as announced at Google I/O 2018. Here are some of the hardware and software requirements.

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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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