Chrome Show: Run Android on a Chromebook thanks to Android-x86

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Back in 2009, we had Android 1.6 running on a touchscreen Windows tablet. Fast forward to today and you can run Android 4.4.2 on a Chromebook Pixel or  other Chrome OS device. It’s not a merger of Chrome and Android but it’s an interesting option, especially if you have a touchscreen laptop. And speaking of Windows, we discuss an interesting experiment on this week’s podcast: A review of a budget Windows laptop compared to a Toshiba Chromebook 13.

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Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel

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Meet Photowall, a new Chromecast experiment

Google Now is finally in the stable version of Chrome for Windows(s msft) and Mac OS X(s aapl)

Chrome OS is getting a new video player, or at least a standalone one

Battle of the Toshiba laptops: Chrome OS vs Windows

BBC is already extending programming for Chromecast

Want to merge Chrome OS and Android yourself? You sorta can with the Android-x86 project

App / Extension of the week: Google Slides