Google's convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
There's been a lot of talk about Google's 1Gbps "gigabit" Internet service, but Comcast said today that it is planning a 2Gbps service, beginning in Atlanta.
Google and Hisense announced that they have teamed up on a new Chromebook product, the Hisense Chromebook.
After a steady two-year drizzle of Chromebook releases, Google and its partners are preparing a flood of new hardware to sway consumers away from cheap Windows laptops.
Haier's Chromebook 11 ships with an 11.6-inch display, powered by a 1.8 gigahertz Rockchip RK3288 processor. Inside the 3.3-pound package, buyers will find 2 gigabytes of RAM, 16 gigabytes of eMMC flash storage, and a battery that the company says will power the Chromebook 11 for up to 10 hours.
The plethora of built-in apps shipping on the device was highlighted by Gizmodo on Thursday. Samsung's custom "TouchWiz" interface goes above and beyond Google's own native Android apps, adding proprietary offerings like S Voice and S Health.
Salt Lake City is one of the next markets that will receive Google’s Fiber internet service. Provo, a city just 50 miles from Salt Lake City, was added to the list of Fiber locations in 2013.
In just 18 months, Cyanogen Inc., the commercial arm of the popular CyanogenMod Android variant, has raised over $110 million.
According to Re/code, Google is calling it "Pony Express." That's a reference to the 1860s mail delivery system in the mostly desolate American West that relied on horseback riders as relays. They vastly shortened delivery time and made it easier to communicate (until they were replaced by the telegraph).
Google may have shut its explorer program, but the company is far from finished with Google Glass, according to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt.