by Dan Graziano January 23, 2017 7:57 AM PST @DanGraziano
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Google announced last May that it was bringing more than one million Android apps to Chromebooks, although only select machines would be compatible. The company has now confirmed that all Chromebooks launched in 2017 and onward would support Android apps.
Chromebooks are low-cost computers that run Google's Web-centric operating systems. While useful for anyone that uses Google applications, such as the Chrome Web browser or Google Docs, Chromebooks have long been criticized for their lack of app support compared to computers running Windows or Mac OS.
The Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip and Google's Chromebook Pixel (2015) are the only Chromebooks that currently support Android apps, although Google has said that roughly half of all devices released in the past two years will be compatible in the future. You can view the full list of Chromebooks that will support Android apps here.
Relax Google confirms all Chromebooks launched from now on will support Android apps stories
Monday's doodle pays tribute to one of the pioneers in the disability rights movement.
Amazon's voice assistant arrives for the first time on a phone next month, which is...cool? Redundant? Here's how it might help you, and how it won't.
Amazon's Alexa does more than what you think.
Apple is suing Qualcomm alleging it demanded onerous terms for its technology and that it sought to punish Apple for cooperating in a Korean regulatory probe into Qualcomm’s licensing practices.
The Big Ten Network later this month will begin televising an e-sports tournament comprising teams from 12 of its 14 member schools, which will compete in the popular multiplayer online battle game.
There is a site where you can calculate your Social Security benefits.
Smartphones are central to many people’s social lives, jobs and entertainment. They are also computers in our pockets that enable us to participate more effectively in government.
Review of nonpartisan online tools that track everything politicians say and do, including Trump Archive, Internet Archive, Govtrack.us; Votesmart.org; Washingtonwatch.com; Brigade.com, by Geoffrey A. Fowler.
To take typing to a higher level, tap one of these ingenious wireless keyboards for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or Android tablet and smartphone
LG reportedly in talks with Google about putting a smart assistant on its upcoming phone for February. An existing partnership with Amazon makes us wonder if its Alexa assistant could also hitch a ride.