My thoughts on two years with a Chromebook

Toshiba Chromebook 2

It’s now been about two years since I bought my first Chromebook, the Acer C720. Since then, the lightweight laptop’s been quite useful. Its usefulness has increased even more since upgrading to a Toshiba Chromebook model earlier this year, giving me a Chromebook with the specs of a low-end laptop, versus the Acer’s netbook specs.

Android apps are finally coming to Chrome OS

Chromebook in education

On Wednesday, Google held its annual I/O keynote. There, the company announced various products, including: an Amazon Echo competitor (“Google Home”); some new messaging apps; the next version of Android, “Android N” (no name yet); and VR products. Thursday’s news might be of equal interest to the above, however. Google announced that its long-developed plans to integrate Android into Chrome … Read more

Chrome OS to be merged with Android

Chromebook screenshot with default fox wallpaper

On Thursday, it was reported (initially by the Wall Street Journal) that Google plans to fold Chrome OS into its Android operating system. The goal is to create a new Android-based operating system for its present line of Chromebooks as well as for smartphones and tablets. The Chromebook line will also be renamed; its new name … Read more

A year with the Chromebook

Chromebook

It’s been a year since I bought my Acer C720 Chromebook. Last year, I wanted a more lightweight laptop versus my 15″ HP laptop, which weighs over 5 lbs (2.3 kg). I also was growing increasingly curious about Chrome OS and Chromebooks as an alternative to traditional Linux distributions. Others online, including Heather at Lectio.ca, also … Read more