• Best Buy lists 2 new Chromebook Plus models, including the new 516 GE

    Here’s the thing: Chromebook launches are rarely (if ever) a buttoned up affair. When you think of iPhones or Pixel devices and their rumors, announcements, and official availability options, there are pretty hard dates everyone understands and sticks to.


  • The new Chromecast for Android Auto is making me really jealous

    At Google I/O 2024, a pretty cool Android Auto announcement was made that is already making me a bit green with envy. Google Cast, the tech behind the Chromecast streaming devices, is making its way into cars equipped with Android Auto.


  • Lenovo’s pocket-sized Chromebox Micro is back in stock

    If you were intrigued by Lenovo’s tiny Chromebox Micro that was announced late last year, you’ve probably had a hard time getting your hands on one.


  • Chrome Beta for iOS Update

    Hi everyone! We’ve just released Chrome Beta 126 (126.0.6478.8) for iOS; it’ll become available on App Store in the next few days.You can see a partial list of the changes in the Git log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.Harry SoudersGoogle Chrome


  • With three zero-days, it’s a patch-now Patch Tuesday for May

    Microsoft released 62 updates on Patch Tuesday this week, with three zero-days (CVE-2024-30051, CVE-2024-30046, and CVE-2024-30040) forcing a “patch now” deployment guidance for Windows desktops. Adobe is back with a “Patch Now” update, while Microsoft Office, Edge browsers and Microsoft’s development platform (Visual Studio and .


  • For $249, this is one of the best Chromebooks you can buy

    Though we’re hoping for some new Chromebooks to hit the market soon, you can’t really complain too much about the devices we have to choose from right now.


  • Google celebrates accessibility with global Chromebook initiatives

    Global Accessibility Awareness Day is here and Google is taking this day to reaffirm their commitment to inclusivity and accessibility.


  • My ChromeOS on a phone dreams are shattered…for now

    Well, it was fun to dream about it for a few days, right? Earlier this week, a wild report surfaced of a behind the scenes look at the Android Virtualization Framework running ChromiumOS on a Pixel 7 Pro.


  • 25 great uses for an old Android device

    25 great uses for an old Android device

    Got extra smartphones sitting around your office? How about tablets? As we move multiple generations into mobile technology, more and more of us are building up collections of old, dated devices from both our work and our personal lives.


  • Google Docs Support and ‘Read Aloud’ Coming to Chrome’s Reading Mode

    Google is adding a bunch of new features to the Reading Mode feature in Chrome. You will soon have the option to listen to articles and also initiate reading mode in Google Docs documents.


  • Beta Channel Update for ChromeOS / ChromeOS Flex

    The Beta channel is being updated to OS version: 15853.35.0 Browser version: 125.0.6422.64 for most ChromeOS devices.If you find new issues, please let us know one of the following waysFile a bugVisit our ChromeOS communitiesGeneral: Chromebook Help CommunityBeta Specific: ChromeOS Beta Help CommunityReport an issue or send feedback on ChromeInterested in switching channels? Find out how.


  • Google issues emergency Chrome update to patch critical zero-day vulnerability

    Google LLC has released a new emergency Chrome browser security update following the emergence of a new zero-day security vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2024-4947, the zero-day vulnerability is a type of confusion bug in V8 in Google Chrome prior to version 125.0.6422.


  • Chrome Beta for Android Update

    Hi everyone! We’ve just released Chrome Beta 126 (126.0.6478.8) for Android. It’s now available on Google Play.You can see a partial list of the changes in the Git log. For details on new features, check out the Chromium blog, and for details on web platform updates, check here.


  • Google confirms it only brought ChromeOS to Pixel as a proof-of-concept

    Earlier this week it was revealed that Google Pixel devices, thanks to changes in Android, technically had the capability to run ChromeOS. That won’t be coming anytime soon though, it seems, as Google has confirmed that work was only a proof-of-concept.


  • Chrome Beta for Desktop Update

    The Chrome team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 126 to the Beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 126.0.6478.


  • Chrome Stable for iOS Update

    Hi everyone! We’ve just released Chrome Stable 125 (125.0.6422.51) for iOS; it’ll become available on App Store in the next few hours.This release includes stability and performance improvements. You can see a full list of the changes in the Git log.


  • Amazon’s latest ‘flex’ VMs promise savings for your burstiest apps

    Sustained workloads need not apply Amazon Web Services added another set of cost-optimized instances to its EC2 lineup on Tuesday, aimed at customers whose workloads aren’t pegging the CPU 100 percent of the time.…


  • Cloud CISO Perspectives: What you missed at Phil and Kevin’s RSA Conference fireside chat

    Welcome to the first Cloud CISO Perspectives for May 2024. In this update, I’ll review my RSA Conference fireside chat with Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia.As with all Cloud CISO Perspectives, the contents of this newsletter are posted to the Google Cloud blog.


  • How we’re building accessibility into our Chromebooks around the world

    Read about our partnerships in Kenya that bring Chromebooks to low vision and blind children, and learn more about new Chromebook updates for Global Accessibility Awaren…


  • How to use passkeys and FedCM for better authentication experiences

    Passkeys adoption is on the rise, while interoperability and security are under active development. Third-party cookie deprecation is coming and it may impact some identity flows, like identity federation.


  • Practical on-device AI for web developers

    Practical on-device AI for web developers

    With new capabilities landing in the browser, it’s becoming possible to run AI and machine learning workloads on the client side – which can drive latency, cost, and privacy wins. We’ll take you through real-world use cases and discuss when on-device AI is the right choice.


  • Navigating the JavaScript framework ecosystem

    Navigating the JavaScript framework ecosystem

    The JavaScript framework landscape is ever-evolving, making it exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time. This talk will cut through the noise, providing a comprehensive overview of the latest trends, updates, and best practices in popular frameworks like Angular, React, Vue, and rising stars like Svelte and SolidJS.


  • New field insights for debugging INP

    New field insights for debugging INP

    Interaction to Next Paint (INP) is a Core Web Vital that measures how responsive a page is to interactions. Due to INP’s scope, it can be difficult to identify why some interactions are slow.


  • Chrome DevTools: From friction to flow

    Chrome DevTools: From friction to flow

    Coding and debugging should flow, not fizzle. Find out what’s new and improved in Chrome DevTools to make your web development and debugging journey fast and easy. 4 themes, 12 improvements,💚 mark the highlights.


  • Level up your Chrome Extensions: Manifest V3 and beyond

    Level up your Chrome Extensions: Manifest V3 and beyond

    Chrome extensions are in a critical phase with the Manifest V2 deprecation rolling out in June 2024. This talk will share more details about the upcoming deprecation to give developers more clarity around what to expect.


  • A web revolution: Build great desktop-class apps

    A web revolution: Build great desktop-class apps

    The web is for any app you can imagine. Groundbreaking features empower you to build powerful web apps that rival desktop software. Rich databases (SQLite on Wasm!), precise storage control, device and advanced file system access – all within the browser.


  • Multi-page application View Transitions are here

    Multi-page application View Transitions are here

    Transform your web experiences with View Transitions. Last year, we debuted Same-Document View Transitions for use in your Single-Page Applications (SPAs), and now we’re taking it to the next level. Get ready for enhanced control over View Transitions to more easily create immersive user experiences.


  • Write once, run anywhere finally realized with WebAssembly

    Write once, run anywhere finally realized with WebAssembly

    In this talk, we’ll share how Goodnotes ported their award-winning iPad app to the web thanks to WebAssembly, and SwiftWasm specifically. Next, we’ll give an overview of how WebAssembly is being used by various product teams at Google including Google Photos, Sheets, Meet, and others.


  • Automate browser testing with tools & best practices from Chrome

    Learn how to deliver reliable web experiences by combining modern test automation tools from Chrome with best practices. Explore tools like Chrome for Testing, Chrome’s new headless mode, and Puppeteer, and learn about latest web standards like WebDriver BiDi.


  • The AI-Assisted developer workflow: Build smarter with IDX and Chrome DevTools

    Discover how Google’s suite of gen AI-powered tools redefines the web development experience. Learn how IDX and Chrome DevTools, enhanced with AI capabilities, streamline the entire development lifecycle, empowering you to iterate quickly, debug effortlessly, and deliver exceptional web applications. Project IDX → https://goo.gle/idx Chrome DevTools → https://goo.gle/3UpZePi Build with Gemini → https://goo.


  • What you need to know about third-party cookie deprecation

    What you need to know about third-party cookie deprecation

    Prepare for restrictions on third-party cookies in Chrome. Gain an understanding of the phaseout timeline, and learn how to audit cookie usage, test for breakage, and transition to alternatives. Privacy Sandbox → https://goo.gle/ps Privacy Sandbox testing tool → https://goo.gle/psat Get support → https://goo.gle/ps-support Report third-party cookie breakage → https://goo.


  • WebAssembly and WebGPU enhancements for faster Web AI

    WebAssembly and WebGPU enhancements for faster Web AI

    Running AI inference directly on client machines reduces latency, improves privacy by keeping all data on the client, and saves server costs. To accelerate these workloads, WebAssembly and WebGPU are evolving to incorporate new low-level primitives.


  • From fast loading to instant loading

    From fast loading to instant loading

    In this talk, we’ll share how Chrome and the web platform can achieve near-instant page loads using the new Speculation Rules API.


  • What’s new in Angular

    What’s new in Angular

    Find out about the latest from Angular, including updates on server-side rendering and reactivity. Discover everything from community updates and the request for comments process to new features landing in v18 and beyond. Angular’s official website → https://goo.gle/angular Introducing Angular v17 → https://goo.


  • Google’s Gemini AI is on the way to the classroom

    Google for Education has for years touted the potential of AI to revolutionize learning. Today, that potential takes a major step forward towards reality with the introduction of Gemini for Google Workspace for the education sector.


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