Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 3, including the European end to the roaming charge, the future of mobile apps on BYOD devices, Thailand's smartphone shipment surge despite political troubles, the rise of the Chromebook and how some publishers hope to use mobile audio ads.
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.
Super high-definition displays are changing everything, says Mike Elgan of Computerworld. He cited the arrival of such screens in all new iPhones and high-end Android smartphones, as well as laptops such as the Google Chromebook Pixel and Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Businesses can now deploy Chromebooks for use at shared kiosks, thanks to a new Managed Public Sessions feature from Google.
As I pored through its specifications and perused the video of the Chromebook Pixel, I couldn't help but wonder if the Chromebook may one day replace all laptops.
Google has announced the release of the Chromebook Pixel, the priciest and most powerful Chromebook in the lineup yet.
Amidst persistent rumors over the last month, Hewlett-Packard on Monday officially joined the ranks of computer makers such as Samsung, Acer and Lenovo in offering Chromebook laptops.
Lenovo on Thursday unveiled a new 11.6-inch Chromebook that is specially designed to meet the needs of K-12 educational institutions.
It's been barely a month since Google unveiled the $249 Chromebook by Samsung, offering a very low price with credible hardware built around an ARM processor. This week, the price for a Chromebook fell further with the introduction of the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook.
Google has taken a fresh stab at pushing its Chrome OS into the mainstream by its announcement of a new $249 Chromebook, made by Samsung.