It’s far too early to dismiss the new Samsung Chromebook 2 laptops but the early signs based on benchmarks suggest a limited performance gain over their predecessors. That’s OK, if you do buy one — or any other new Chromebook for that matter — you now get a 60 day trial of Google(s goog) Play Music All Access. And Google is trying to woo more developers with ways to monetize themes, apps and extensions in the Chrome Web Store.
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Samsung Chromebook 2 benchmarks may disappoint some
Google will have a wearables SDK for Android. Perhaps that Bluetooth Smart function added to Chrome will come in handy?
First time Chromebook owner? Now you can get a 60 day trial to Google Play Music All Access
Google has sold “millions” of Chromecast devices, international expansion coming soon
Chrome has a new experimental flag to help you get connected to a public hotspot that requires login
Asus Chromebox finally available for sale; quickly became the #1 desktop on Amazon(s amzn)
App / Extension of the week: Google Keep, which got an upgrade