Google is finally planning to use different icons for web apps and other apps on Chromebooks. The change will use squircles for ChromeOS web app icons, but….
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New Chrome OS 103 features are available in the Stable Channel. After you upgrade your Chromebook, here’s what you get.
On Tuesday, the Google Play Store will have a new Zoom progressive web app available, making Zoom on a Chromebook a much improved experience with more desktop-like features.
Couldn’t snag an RTX 3080 before they sold out today? Google says don’t worry, there are new ways to find games for Chromebooks on the Play Store and great “works with Chromebook” controllers available.
After Minecraft disappeared for Chromebooks in the Google Play Store back in June, many wondered what happened. Now we know: Microsoft has made the Minecraft Education Edition compatible with Chromebooks, but you’ll need an Office 365 student account to play it.
It’s not an official commitment to a particular release, but Google is considering a way to sideload Android apps from outside of the Google Play Store on a Chromebook in the next few months. It’s going to depend on security and other priorities, however.
While most of the Chrome OS 71 features are first available for the Pixel Slate, all of them are welcome improvements. In particular, the native Google Assistant means you won’t need the Play Store installed to use the digital assistant.
Tired of tethering your phone or searching for Wi-Fi? Samsung has an answer for you: It added a Cat. 9 LTE radio for Verizon’s network to the Samsung Chromebook Plus v2, adding a $100 premium over the Wi-Fi only model.
Months after it was first reported, it appears Microsoft is fixing the Excel for Android incompatibility issues on Chromebooks. The long term fix is rolling out now but if you can’t wait, here’s a short term solution.
Although Toshiba is out of the Chromebook business, many folks do still have a Toshiba Chromebook 2. The latest Chrome OS update reportedly brings Google Play Store support to the 2015 model.