This week's news from About Chromebooks: January 30, 2022
Hello, fellow Chromies!
January is at an end but the cold snap where I live isn't. I woke up to walk the dog this morning and the "real feel" temperature was -7 degrees Fahrenheit! Time for a warm vacation, I think.
This week brought some hot news on the Chrome OS front. Well, if you like to play PC games, that is. Much ado was made by the tech world that Google is adding support for RGB-colored keyboards on Chrome OS. The consensus was that Google might be working on gaming Chromebooks. My response? Well, duh! They've been doing that for two-plus years as I note in a post this week.
But first up is something far more important, if not utilitarian. Chrome OS users with HP printers can't print. Luckily Google is on the case. If you've been impacted, you'll want to read this, which includes a workaround for now.
I also discovered something very interesting that Google's working on but I can't quite put all of the details in place. It has to do with "Office" files and a "web drive". Here's what I know so far. Finally, we got some more details about the MediaTek Kompanio 1380 chip powering the upcoming Acer Chromebook Spin 513. If you want long battery life and fast performance at a reasonable price, this might be the device for you.