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Xolo Chromebook: Handy device for enterprises

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Google Chrome OS has been developed on the Chrome browser which has become hugely popular and successful. Google, which has also made the OS capable of running Android apps and games, recently launched three Chromebooks (laptops that run on the Chrome OS) made by three different manufacturers in India targeted at different segments of consumers with attractive price tags. Here's a peek under the hood of Xolo Chromebook, priced at Rs. 12,999.

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Google's Internal Code Name For Android M Is Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC)

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Google will be unveiling the successor to Lollipop at Google I/O in just a few days, but we won't get a real name. It will likely just be called Android M until it's released, but Google has an internal code name just as it did for L and K. It's called Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC), a name which is already being referenced in AOSP.

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School's in for Chromebooks, Google's the top swot in class

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Chromebooks will be shipping to the tune of 7.3 million units this year, thanks mostly to educational sales.

Research house Gartner estimates that the 2015 calendar year will bring banner sales for the operating system as more schools and home users seek out Chromebooks. Should Chromebook reach the 7.3 million unit mark, the figure would represent a 27 per cent increase over last year.

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Google Chrome 44 Dev Gets Better Page Capture Resolution

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Google developers have released a new development version of the Google Chrome browser, and the latest version is now at 44.0.2403.9. It's not a big update, but it does bring some interesting changes.

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Google’s Bid To Bring Android To Your Car Is Coming Next Week

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Last year, Android Auto was unleashed at Google’s big developer’s conference, but that was just a taste of its dashboard ambitions. At next week’s Google I/O, all signs point to the company giving us a glimpse into a new infotainment system designed from the ground-up to be powered by Android.

Currently, Google’s in-car play is limited to Android Auto, which does maps, music, texts, calls, and voice searches. But when Google shows off the latest version of its mobile OS – Android “M” – part of that announcement is reportedly a car-specific build designed that could control everything from the stereo to the climate control and more.

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GNOME to Get GPS Coordinates from Android App

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The GNOME developers are trying all kinds of interesting interactions with devices outside the desktop environment, and now they are working on a way to get the GPS locations of an Android phone.

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Google developing “Brillo” Internet of Things OS based on Android

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The Information is back with more Google news before I/O. The outlet claims that Google is developing another operating system, this time for low-power "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices. The OS is codenamed "Brillo," and the publication claims Google "is likely to release the software under the Android brand, as the group developing the software is linked to the company’s Android unit." We're going to take that to mean "it's based on Android."

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This Is Google Maps For Android Wear Running On A Watch Urbane

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Yep, Maps for Android Wear, it's happening! A few of you have already spotted the icon in your Wear launchers if you're running the new Maps 9.9 APK and Android Wear 5.1+, you should be able to get Maps for Android Wear fully up and running... mostly.

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Google still supports Docker

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When Google announced that it would support AppC, a vendor neutral container format, and the first container based on it, CoreOS's Rocket (RKT), some people took this as Google supporting AppC over Docker. That is not true.

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