Google brings Android Apps support to 16 more Chromebooks

It’s more than a year since Google announced that Chromebooks would get the Play Store and the ability to run Android apps, with the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and Google’s Chromebook Pixel being the first to gain support. Thankfully, it seems that Google is picking up the pace somewhat with the addition of another 16 Chromebook models to the list. Join us after the break for more details.

The new Fi Fit Quiz tells you if Project Fi is, well, a fit

You’re not going to choose a wireless plan in the blink of an eye, but you can easily educate yourself on whether or not a particular carrier offers what you want. It’s possible one of the carriers you consider will be Project Fi. To help you know about its sole wireless plan, Google has created the Fi Fit Quiz.

All you have to do is go through a couple of questions and you’ll know if trying Project Fi would be worth your time.

Google cherry picks former Apple chip designer to develop custom processors

There isn’t too much choice when it comes to choosing a smartphone processor, you either use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon or you go with MediaTek if you can’t produce your own chips like Samsung, Huawei, and Apple. Unless you are Google, which means you can afford¬†to hire an experienced chip architect such as Manu Gulati away from Apple to build your own custom processors. ¬†

Grab the Pixel Launcher for any Android phone, no root required

Ever since the Google Now launcher was discontinued, there was no official way to get the Google home screen experience on your Android device short of buying something that used Google’s newer launcher, which is pretty much just the Pixel. The Pixel’s a great phone, don’t get me wrong, but many people prefer other devices for various reasons.

Google clarifies tech support deadlines for Nexus and Pixel devices

With the Pixel and more recent iterations of the Nexus line, Google has tried to be a little more transparent about exactly how long users can expect support for their devices. That’s included software and security updates, but now Google has clarified just how long you’ll be able to get tech support online and over the phone for your pure Android devices.