Google has showcased a new-generation, slimmer Nexus 7 tablet that the internet search company hopes will expand its presence in consumer hardware, and ensure that its online services remain front-and-centre on mobile devices.
The latest Nexus 7, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a higher display resolution, will go on sale in the US on 30 July priced at $229 (£149) for a basic version with 16 gigabytes of storage. The original year-old tablet started at $199 for an 8 gigabyte version.
Google is making big improvements to its Chrome operating system to make it function a lot more like a regular PC. Google has just taken a small step with something called "packaged apps" that could have big implications.
Google just unveiled the fanciest new laptop in its lineup of Chromebooks, the Chromebook Pixel. It looks not unlike Apple’s MacBook Pro—with its all-aluminum exterior and high-resolution glass screen—and costs about the same, starting at $1299. It also has a touchscreen.
Samsung on Tuesday released the first Chrome desktop computer that essentially shifts work into Internet "cloud" using a version of the Google Web browser as its operating system.Staunch Google partner Samsung unveiled Series 3 Chromebox along with a beefed-up Series 5 Chromebook that is the latest in a line of Chrome-powered laptops introduced last year by Google."This is the next step in our journey toward an always-new computing experience focused on speed, simplicity and security," said Google director of product management Caesar Sengupta.
The laptops made by Acer and Samsung will be loaded with Google's Chrome operating system, which stores all files on the Web rather than on the computer.Google Inc. launched an ambitious challenge to rivals Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp.