Google has quietly made an investment that has the potential to have a big impact on the future of Chrome OS. The search engine giant was lead investor in the latest fundraising round from Neverware, the company behind the CloudReady operating system. It is an investment which could have a big impact on the future of Chrome OS.
Samsung is to introduce its own smart speaker, taking on Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod. And the South Korean conglomerate has big ambitions, pushing hard to ensure its own product is made available as soon as possible.
While Chromebooks offer support for an impressive range of touchpad gestures, there is one in particular that is absent. Pinch-to-zoom functionality has never been implemented on Chrome OS, but now it appears that Google is planning to add support for the feature.
There will be a relatively quick turnaround for the LG V30, with the smartphone set to go on sale a month after its official launch. The phablet is due to be presented by the company on 31 August in Berlin, before becoming available to buy globally on 28 September.
Adobe has released a heavily-revised edition of Lightroom for Android. While the new version does not offer much in terms of additional functionality, it will significantly change the way that the app is used.
For many months now Chromecast households have been plagued with notifications on their devices, whenever someone on the same network uses the media streaming dongle. The idea behind the feature was to allow multiple users easy control of a Chromecast, although many were left frustrated.
The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Samsung Chromebook Pro have generated a fair amount of excitement in 2017. But with the South Korean company not selling laptops in Europe, consumers on the continent have been left without easy access to either machine.
The CEO of HMD Global has resigned, with Arto Nummela leaving the Finnish company with immediate effect. The resignation comes at a busy time for HMD, which owns the rights to Nokia phones.
Fans of RuneScape are in for a treat with news that the popular MMORPG is to be released for mobile devices. Initially Old School RuneScape will be made available, with the retro title released for both smartphones and tablets.
Nokia’s Android smartphone are only on sale in a limited number of European countries, and even in those markets where the handsets can be bought, the full range is not available. However, recently there has been some progress, with further releases and announcements of new release dates.