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Google’s Fuchsia OS to kill Chrome, Android for Women 5G IoT Apps in 2017
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Google’s Fuchsia OS to kill Chrome, Android for Women 5G IoT Apps in 2017

Google's up to something that may be a huge gamechanger in the Operating System World: an operating system made for IoT devices that works on 5G and geared towards women. And it’s Purple. Or Magenta. Like Really? Apparently fearing the death of Android and its Food themed Smartphone and Tablet OS as well as prepping for 5G Networks by 2020, they've begun working on a completely new Operating System called Fuchsia. It already has a few famous project members such as Travis Geislebrecht, whose background includes work on Palm, Apple, Danger (makers of the Sidekick) OS projects and Jawbone are well documented. The code for Fuchsia, which has been steadily growing on Fuchsia's GitHub page, lists Google developers Christopher Anderson and Brian Swetland, both experts in embedded sy...
All-in-one LG Chromebase to Debut at CES 2014
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All-in-one LG Chromebase to Debut at CES 2014

LG Electronics (LG) will unveil the first-ever Chromebase, an all-in-one computer powered by the Google Chrome operating system at next month’s 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The LG Chromebase (Model 22CV241) offers the highly efficient Chrome operating system for a fast, simple, secure and affordable computing experience. Along with the unique OS, a 21.5-inch widescreen Full HD IPS display and a raft of advanced features, this innovative new desktop computer comes packaged in a chic, space-saving design. Simple and Easy to Use OS The LG Chromebase all-in-one computer is underpinned by a simple yet powerful architecture and comes with several outstanding Google applications. It also serves as a gateway to tens of thousands of web apps in the Chrome Web Store, man...
US$279 HP Chromebook 11 is a great Christmas present for Millennials
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US$279 HP Chromebook 11 is a great Christmas present for Millennials

HP (Hewlett-Packard) is now officially back in the PC Game with a Google Chrome OS powered Laptop, the HP Chromebook 11. HP Chromebook 11, has all the stylings of the Google Chromebook Pixel but with an affordable US$279 price tag, a sure magnet for Millennials (ages 18 to 28) looking for a Web-centric Laptop alternative! This after they’d announce they were exiting the PC game on Sunday August 21st 2011after the disappointing and spectacular failure of WebOS as no though the HP TouchPad was hot as chronicled in WebOS powered HP TouchPad for US$99 – HP exits PC business in Apple’s Post-PC era. It’s now 2013, some two (2) year’s later and HP’s back for seconds! HP realizes they were made to do PC’s; they can’t hide from highly-competitive PC market, never mind the PC, Laptop and Printer...
Chromebooks get Secure Wi-Fi, VPN and other updates
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Chromebooks get Secure Wi-Fi, VPN and other updates

The Cloud based Chrome OS is aimed at individuals and businesses wishing to free themselves from the high upkeep costs of having Windows or Mac based machines. Everything done in Chrome OS is saved in the clouds and allows users to access their information from anywhere there is an internet connection. Google recently rolled out the first wave of "Chromebooks" - fast, secure and simple laptop computers that have experienced mixed success. Chromebooks have recently been updated to have Secure WiFi (802.1X) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) support as well as the  ability to access virtualized versions of their desktop applications. One of the best things about Chromebooks is that they improve over time with frequent automatic updates. Over the last few months we’ve gotten great fe...
Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed
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Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed

Google is the undisputed king of search but over the last few years it has been spreading it's tentacles out in an effort to diversity it's portfolio and strategically position itself so that it is not too dependent on another company's platform or service. Google's tentacle spreading has been hit and miss with the likes Gmail (hit) and Wave (miss) etc. With the continued success of Android in the mobile sphere Google is targeting it's cannons at much bigger fish - Apple and Microsoft. Chrome OS is their new weapon but just what is Chrome OS and what is Google trying to do? What is Chrome OS? Quick synopsis! Chrome OS is a linux based operating system that lives in the cloud that plans to rain down unto the masses offering a quick, intuitive and secure platform for computer users free ...
Comeback Kids: Google Chrome OS – The Cloud and Open Source Swan Song
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Comeback Kids: Google Chrome OS – The Cloud and Open Source Swan Song

Google Chrome OS, the Open Source Cloud based Operatng  System said to be the ultimate challenger to Microsoft Windows on Netbooks that was based on Google’s foray into the browser wars, was not a failure in the strictest sense, as ironically, it is yet to even make a debut, thus it cannot said to have failed, having not been rejected by anyone. It is included in my article series, as due to repeated promises of its launch and yet lack of failure to appear, one is left to ponder if this is some prank by Google on the Netizens, already used to Cloud Computing in the form of applications such as Google Mail (Gmail) and Google Docs, two excellent products thus far. Google Chrome, which was debut in June 2010 in more a case, as mentioned before, of a product that came designed to be ported wit...
Chrome OS gets into gear with Google Cr-48 Notebook
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Chrome OS gets into gear with Google Cr-48 Notebook

Its been over two years since the Chrome OS has been around and not much new information has been released since it's initial announcement. That all changed recently when news broke that not only provided concrete details on the progress of the open-source Chromium OS but also that Google and the Chrome OS team were seeking participants to take part in their pilot program to test the OS in a pilot program on a Cr-48 Notebook. Chromium OS The idea behind the Chrome OS is a simple one, create a operating system that is fast, safe, simple and reliable. This is achieved by removing all of the clutter usually associated with other existing operating systems and focusing on being connected - ONLINE. That is all well and good for users but plays into Google's hands perfectly as they aim to at...