Chromebooks hit a major milestone in the first quarter: They have officially outsold Apple's Macs for the first time in the U.S., according to data from market research firm IDC.
The Chrome operating system isn't going anywhere, despite last week's report from The Wall Street Journal that Chrome OS would disappear into Android, said Google on Monday.
The Wall Street Journal cited sources "familiar with the matter" when it reported Thursday that Google will merge its Chrome OS with its Android mobile OS. The company will finalize the combined OS in 2017, according to the Journal's sources, but it will release a sneak peek in 2016.
Google announced new features to make its line of Chromebooks more enterprise-ready plus a new Chromebook from Dell.
Google's Chromebook is seeing increasing use across enterprises as workers employ its versatility and simplicity for a wide range of tasks.
Microsoft is finally making Skype available on Chromebook and Linux, as well as on browsers everywhere. The long-anticipated Skype for Web is finally available in beta, even though many of the features are not yet live. For Chromebook and Linux users, for now, all Skype for Web offers are instant messaging features. But at least it's a start.
To help IT pros cope with device proliferation, Dell is updating its KACE K1000 mobility management platform to enable enterprises to discover, configure, secure and manage computers and devices in multi-platform environments.
Toshiba unveils its second-generation Chromebook--a slimmer, lighter device--including a model with a full HD IPS display.
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The low-cost, browser-based device can display web content, but can't run plug-ins like WebEx. That will change, as a result of a deal announced Tuesday.