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Google I/O 2016: Every Android app – really – is coming to Chrome

Google’s bringing its entire Android mobile app library to Chromebooks – the company announced today at its annual I/O developer conference, thanks to an innovative system of containerization.

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Google goes after the enterprise, but at I/O, proof is MIA

Some users and industry analysts attending Google I/O this week said they didn't see evidence of a business focus at the developer conference.

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Google is bringing Android apps to Chromebooks

Google announced Thursday morning that its Play Store will be coming to Chrome OS, the lightweight operating system that powers Chromebook laptops.

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Chromebooks surge past Macs in the U.S. for the first time

Chromebooks outsold Macs in the early months of 2016, according to IDC. But the victory comes with a few caveats.

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9 business-worthy Chrome for Work devices

When you think of the enterprise, you probably think Microsoft, Apple and even Samsung, but probably not Google Chrome. Well, that hasn't stopped Google from releasing a suite of Chrome for Work devices.

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Google’s $999 Chromebook Pixel is no longer for sale

The $999 Chromebook Pixel gets discontinued as snazzy new HP Chromebooks arrive.

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Chrome turns 50 and stands at a crossroads

Google Chrome has done plenty of good for the Web, but its future looks uncertain as it hits version 50.

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4 ways Chrome's Safe Browsing protects you from devious Internet dangers

Google Chrome protects against many threats online. Here's a breakdown of some of the biggest threats.

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Want a Chrome tablet? CTL's new Chromebook features a flip screen

CTL's new J5 Rugged Convertible Chromebook can be a laptop or a tablet, and it starts at just US$249.

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Review: 2 low-cost Windows 10 laptops challenge the Chromebooks

Two $200 systems from Lenovo and HP offer travelers a lightweight and low-cost way to work with Windows apps on the road.

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Chromebooks are siphoning market share from Windows PCs

Shipment of PCs with Google's Chrome OS are growing at the expense of Windows laptops and desktops, despite the PC market being in its biggest slump since 2008.

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Google to boost compression performance in Chrome 49

Google has announced that a new in-house compression algorithm, dubbed "Brotli," will soon be added to Chrome to speed up page loading times and reduce data consumption on mobile.

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Desktop Linux starts 2016 with a bang thanks to Acer and Chrome OS

Acer announces two Chrome OS powered devices at CES, Las Vegas.

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11 predictions for Linux in 2016

The Linux world changed a lot in 2015. Will the momentum continue?

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IT execs excited (but cautious) about merger of mobile, desktop OSes

Apple, Google and Microsoft each take a different approach to mobile- and desktop-platform convergence, but the eventual mergers seem inevitable, and some CIOs say the changes represent an opportunity for IT.

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8 facts that explain Google's complex situation with Chrome OS

This explainer puts Android and the Chrome OS into perspective and shows why these Linux derivatives will both come together and remain separate.

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Chrome OS is here to stay, Google blog emphatically states

Google further clarified its position on the future of the Chrome and Android operating systems on Monday, saying Google is bringing together the best of both but has no plans to phase out the Chrome OS.

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Chrome user share swells to record 31%

Chrome in October reached another major milestone in user share as Internet Explorer and Firefox again shed fans at ruinous rates.

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