There still aren't many Chrome OS tablets available, but this is one of the best When Lenovo released its first Chrome OS-powered tablet, the Chromebook Duet, earlier this year, it quickly became one of the most popular Chromebooks available. We called it the first Chrome OS tablet that (mostly) makes sense, and now you can snag the model with 128GB storage for just $269 from Best Buy — a savings of $30. The Chromebook Duet runs on a MediaTek Helio P60T chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. Read More Lenovo's Chromebook Duet tablet with 128GB of storage is just $269 at Best Buy right now ($30 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Subscribe to the Android Police Newsletter to have content like this delivered to your inbox every weekend Every weekend, we assemble the latest headlines, editorials, and exclusive content into the Android Police Newsletter and send it out to thousands of readers. If you're not one of those readers, you could be missing out on the most important stories of the week, as well as content you'll only find in the newsletter, like our Pixel 5 and 4a 5G Q&A. Here's all the important stuff featured in the Android Police Newsletter from October 18, 2020. Read More You wanted to know more about Google's latest smartphones, and we have all the answers here was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Make sure your devices are up to date Browsers are complicated pieces of software, and each release of Chrome includes fixes to address security flaws discovered both inside and outside of Google. However, there are sometimes security flaws that are frequently exploited before fixes can be widely rolled out, which has just happened with Chrome and Chrome OS. Google recently fixed a zero-day security vulnerability in Chrome, designated CVE-2020-15999. It's a memory corruption bug in the FreeType font rendering library that is bundled with Chrome. Read More Google releases Chrome and Chrome OS updates to fix zero-day security exploit was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
But you'll have to pony up $4.99 first Chrome OS might not be the best operating system for hardcore gamers, but most Chromebooks are powerful enough to play some popular games — especially when you add cloud game streaming like GeForce NOW to the mix. Nvidia launched the service in beta earlier this year, and now Chromebook users can get three months for free — with a small catch. You'll have to pay $4.99 for the GeForce NOW Founders membership to get these additional three months for free. Read More Chromebook owners can get 3 months of GeForce NOW for free was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Offering users a second chance to restore their deleted files The unthinkable happened: you just deleted the wrong file by accident, and it happened to be a school essay that you spent days working on. If you didn't save a backup of the document on your Chromebook, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to get that file back. With Windows, the Recycle Bin gives us a second chance to restore a file or folder you deleted from the file manager, but with a Chromebook, the files are permanently erased from your device. Read More Google will soon add a trash folder to the file manager on Chromebooks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The Chromebook Spin 513 achieves 'up to 14 hours' of battery life thanks to the chipset Acer's products are undoubtedly among the better options when it comes to Chrome OS, as our own Ryan Whitwam would tell you in his Chromebook Spin 713 review. And as part of its annual GPC event, the company has announced a significant milestone for Chrome OS hardware, the Chromebook Spin 513. It's the first to be equipped with the Snapdragon 7c platform, allowing for a fanless design, extraordinary battery life, and optional 4G LTE connectivity. Read More Acer announces the first Snapdragon 7c Chromebook along with a new Chromebox was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Coming to Enterprise users only Hot on the heels of its competitor CrossOver, Parallels has announced that its Windows virtualization service is now available on Chrome OS for Enterprise, allowing businesses to run a full Windows emulation right on their Chromebooks. This follows months and years of preparation work, with initial teasers landing in June and August. Like the version for macOS, Parallels for Chromebook Enterprise makes it possible to run Windows apps inside a virtual machine. Read More Parallels brings Windows apps to Chrome OS, but you probably can't use it yet was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Some of these Chrome flags carry over to other platforms There are several new features and tweaks in Chrome OS 86 that are unfortunately not part of the default Chrome OS experience. They are likely not stable enough to be kept enabled for everyone. Some of these experimental features are tucked behind a page where they can be manually switched on or off. You can find these switches, or "flags," for trying experimental features by typing chrome://flags in Chrome’s URL bar and hitting enter. Read More Our recommended Chrome flags to test on your Chromebook was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Say goodbye to watermarks, limited recordings, and low-resolution captures Let's be honest: searching for a decent screen recorder for your Chromebook sucks. Most "free" screen capture software found online requires you to pay an expensive subscription to unlock essential features, like unlimited and high resolution video recordings. Although a video capture card will give you full control, like the ability to record using your Chromebook's native resolution, not everyone wants to invest in a costly desktop computer. The developers at Google seem to have realized that people don't want to pay a subscription to get decent screen recordings, so they finally decided to add a native solution to Chrome OS. Read More Google is adding a native screen recorder to Chrome
Everything from revamped input menu UI from a subtle icon tweaks Chrome OS Stable channel got a major milestone update yesterday, from 85.0.4183.133 to 86.0.4240.77. As with every new milestone update, this brings massive new changes to the table, offering several new features, bug fixes, and security enhancements to improve your Chrome OS user experience. Due to the sheer size of this update, there may be a few things we missed, but here is everything new we found in Chrome OS 86. Read More Here is every new feature and improvement we found in Chrome OS 86 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.