Chrome OS 71 Stable adds new features with most of them available first on Pixel Slate

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.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 gets LTE through Verizon for $599

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.

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How to install Excel for Android on a Chromebook (for now)

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.

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Got a 2015 Toshiba Chromebook 2? You might have Android app support

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.

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