Tag: Chrome OS

This Chromebook Bug Locks Users Out of Their Laptops

Folks were logged out of their Chromebooks because of a typo on Google’s end.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Typos can be pretty embarrassing, but in...

Android TV Is Getting Improved Recommendations and a Watchlist

Image: Google Since the release of Chromecast with Google TV, Google has been updating Android TV with a number of the fancier features available on...

Google Seems to Be Closing the Borders on Its Play Store

The new Android App Bundles will have a .aab file extension. Image: Google Google will start imposing a change that would clamp down on the...

Shield TV Owners Are Pissed About the Banner Ads in Android TV

Image: Nvidia Nvidia’s Shield TVs are some of the best streaming video boxes on the market, but following a recent update to Android TV, Shield...

Windows 11 Will Let You Sideload Android Apps

Android apps on Windows 11 can be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore or sideloaded from other sources.Image: Microsoft When Microsoft introduced Windows 11 this week,...

Android Apps on Windows 11 Could Put Apple’s Seamlessness on PC

Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11 via the Amazon Appstore.Image: Microsoft Windows is my desktop operating system. It’s what I’ve been using all...

Google Releases Second Android 12 Beta With New Features

Image: Google Google released the first Android 12 beta at Google I/O back in May, but that version didn’t have all the new updates and...

Here Are All the New Features Coming in Android 12

Screenshot: Google Android 12 is the next major update to Google’s ubiquitous mobile OS, and at Google I/O 2021 we got a preview of all...

Here’s What to Expect From Google I/O

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Google canceled last year’s annual Google I/O developers conference due to the pandemic, but this year, it’s back—virtually. The event...

Google Is Bringing a Google TV Experience to Android Tablets

The new Entertainment Space is here, and it’s got space for everything. Image: Google Google is revamping its Android tablet interface with what it calls Entertainment...

Google Needs to Make a Real iPad Pro Alternative

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo As an Android user, I sometimes feel defeated after sitting through an Apple event, especially when there are new, covetable tablets like...

17 Google Assistant Tricks You Might Not Know About

Image: Google Google Assistant has been around since 2016, so you’ve undoubtedly picked up on a lot of the tricks that Google’s voice-activated helper is...

Google Maps Is Adding Indoor Live View and 100+ Other Features

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo It’s hard to imagine a time when people still relied on paper maps and printed directions, but we’ve come a long way....

How to Use Your Android Phone Seamlessly With Your Chromebook

Google is making it easier than ever to move seamlessly between an Android phone and a Chromebook. New and existing features in Chrome OS mean...

Google Is Bringing a Handoff Feature to Android and Chromebooks

Image: Google It’s hard to believe Chrome OS has already been around for a decade, but to celebrate the Chromebook’s 10th birthday, Google is releasing...

Google Maps Dark Mode and 5 Other Android Updates Out Today

Image: Google While we wait for Android 12 to officially go live later this year, Google has a bunch of tweaks and updates coming to...

Google’s First Android 12 Developer Beta Is Here

Image: Google Google just announced the release of the first developer preview build of Android 12, giving us a few hints at what changes to...

These Are the Best Games You Can Play on a Chromebook

Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo Android apps are now a fixture on Chrome OS and Chromebooks, but they don’t all run as smoothly as you might...