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We haven’t vanished

Hello, remember us?

No hard feelings if you don’t, as it’s been a while since we last lifted the lid on our Chromebook to serve up some fresh content for you lot to feast on.

There are reasons (as ever) for this lack of effort — but it’s certainly not through no motivation.

Any Linux fan following our sister site will know that we are around and pumping out content daily over there.

But our eyes have been off Chrome & ChromeOS for a little while. We’re also a little unsure of where we sit in the landscape.

I wanted to post this update just to remind you all that this site is still very here, and that you don’t need to remove us from your bookmarks — but to also ask for your help.

Get Involved

If you want to see more content on this site there are a number of things you can do to help.

First is to follow us on social media. It may sound like a strange thing to do but a strong social media following is one way that small sites like ours the chance to shout through the noise generated by bigger technology blogs that are run by million-dollar companies.

You can follow us on:

  1. Twitter
  2. Facebook
  3. Google+
  4. YouTube

We also have a Google+ community that you can join (the big Chromebook community on Google+ blocks articles shared from this site, sadly).

Send us news. Seriously, do it. Don’t assume that we’ve seen everything happening in Chrome land (it’s a vast expanse spanning 4 desktop operating systems, 2 mobile operating systems, Chromecast, and an ecosystem for apps, add-ons and more!)

With two blogs to run, chances are we’ll miss stuff from time to time. So if you find a neat new flag in Chrome, or stumble upon something really interesting that you think other reader’s should know about, you can send us a tip through this site using the Tip Form in the header, or you can e-mail me directly: joey(at)ohso(dot)io.

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If you find any of our articles interesting, useful or otherwise ‘shareable’ do please share them on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and sites like Reddit.

We face a problem in that some larger sites often see us cover a change, new feature or development and write about it but don’t credit us. This means many people simply never learn we exist.

Give us your opinion

We’re also interested in hearing about the sort of content you want to see on this site. Do you want more tutorials on using Chrome (the browser)? More extension reviews? More coverage of Chrome on Windows, macOS and Linux? Less Chromebook/ChromeOS coverage? Let us know by selecting up to 4 items in the poll below.

  • Andrew Hartley

    As a start why not use Google forms for your surveys.

    • Eduardo Pelaez

      genius!

    • Conrad Noble

      And Google sites for your Web design and hosting?

      • I don’t think their blog format is very strong yet. And nonexistent on the new Google Sites, AFAIK.

  • Daniel Berry

    I read all your articles. Keep up the good work.

  • Joseph Hoh

    I think moving to Google+ would save money – hosting, website, etc. It really depends if building an identity requires separate hosting.

  • alvaro guzman

    I will really want to help you guys, i open this site almost everyday to some some news and i am really sad about the lack of new content :(

    In the past i have sent article and news to you, but i have never been answered or the content posted. That is why i stopped bothering, but i will give a second shot :D

    • Michael Verdun Heath

      glad i’m not the only one hehe – but I have done exactly the same; and also given up.

    • Me too…

    • vacuumation

      The guy who publishes OMGChrome doesn’t interact with his audience very well, if at all. Yet here he is begging for us to following him when the goings get tough.

      He really needs to learn what ‘audience engagement’ means. At first I thought it was because he was based outside of the U.S. and English wasn’t his first language, but it’s clear that he is fluent in the language – now he just needs to improve the communication.

  • pixelstuff

    I like the Chrome related news when you have it, but I follow this site using the RSS feed (in Digg Reader). I’m not likely to follow if you move exclusively to a social media system.

    • Russ

      +1 me too, RSS = Inoreader

      • Mark Darlington

        I use the Chrome OMG app / notifier. Im not into Social Media much these days.

    • Michael Verdun Heath

      agreed.

    • Mike

      Ditto that. I follow on Feedly and don’t do the social networking stuff.

    • Speaking of myself, I don’t follow on social medias or through RSS, I just come straight to the site.

  • I follow you guys on all the social media, i was wondering what happened

  • Smanny

    Google should add an easier way to add development tools to Chromebooks. Like the ability to install full development tools on Chromebooks. For instance install Android studio from the chrome store without the need to use crouton or other means. This holds true for other development tools as well.

    If Chromebooks had easy access to more tools. Then more users would purchase more Chromebooks. There is a saying “If you build it, they will come”.

    • David Li

      This. Heck, even just X forwarding in ssh would be nice enough.

  • “(the big Chromebook community on Google+ blocks articles shared from this site, sadly)”

    That’s almost certainly not true. Do you have any evidence or specific cases that lead you to believe this?

    • For what it’s worth, I reached out to a moderator, he has no idea what you’re talking about.

      G+ also has a pretty terrible auto anti-spam removal bot. Wouldn’t be surprised if it nailed you for no reason.

  • Kristaps Lācis

    Cover Chromium and likes of it, please.

    • Michael Verdun Heath

      Yeah that’s a good idea. Since I found OMGchrome there was the rise (and subsequent fall) of the Chromium OS release for Raspberry Pi (which is both awesome and sad).

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  • Michael Verdun Heath

    You exist. First chrome os news site google took me to… Keep pushing.

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  • RSS is still very important. It might steal some traffic from making it to your site, but you’ll lose readers in the process if you cut them off.

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    It’s been one year since I finally left my old work and I never felt this good… I started freelancing over internet, for a company I discovered over internet, few hrs every day, and I make much more than i did on my last work… Last pay-check i got was for $9000… The best thing about this work is the more time i got to spend with my family… CHILP.IT/728813e

  • DH

    Honestly, I think OMGChrome has had it’s day. I sold my Chromebook after having to go without the internet for a while and of all the folk’s I knew that had them, they’ve all sold them. Kudos to those who cling to it, but I think a site that is broader in appeal would be better. Perhaps OMGLinux or something would be better as a catch-all for Chrome OS, Android and Ubuntu and others (and you really need to appeal beyond the narrow Ubuntu world).

    • Stewart Shriver

      Has OMGChrome had it’s day? I think Chromebooks, Chrome and Chrome/Android are just getting ready to really take off. If you look at the larger picture – Google is starting to manufacture or at least have a strong over site of the manufacturing of the a multitude of products, Apple is struggling to come out with new innovative products. Chromebooks are the number one computer sold to students in high school. I’ve talked with sales people at Walmart and Best Buy and they have said Chromebook sales are on the rise – not declining. With the improvements to Chrome, Chromebooks and the push Google is making to obtain market share and convert Apple and Microsoft customers, these new users will be looking for guidance on products and how to use them. So, OMGChrome maybe positioned for large increase in readership.

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  • ChrisGX

    Things have moved on. You now have Chrome Unboxed to contend with, regrettably. If you do decide to reboot I would take a long and close look at what Google is doing with Chrome OS, e.g. what Chrome OS suggests about future PC and network design, rather than developing an enthusiasts fixation on Chromebook devices.

  • Chris Whalen, CPA

    Does anyone know of a 14″ chromebook with touchscreen?

    • M Bently

      Of course, any convertible will have a touch screen. The Acer R13 is the closest to 14 that I can see.

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  • JohnCalla

    Has Google abandoned the platform? It doesn’t seem like they’re doing anything with it and don’t even talk about it anymore.

    • Andrew Gryaznov

      They’re doing more than ever. Many old bug threads have activated recently and they’re actively bringing new hardware and feaures support to older devices (like my HP’14 G1 will receive native USB3 dock support in next update). Also there are many new unbelievable chromebooks coming out – like $500 aluminium HP’13 Retina MacBook rival or the sensor-keyboard Yoga Book 12. Hypee!

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      • vacuumation

        Wow, wasn’t aware of that. Appreciate the info!

    • Zactu

      I feel that way too. I’ve had this HP Chromebook 14 for 3 years now, it still updates of course, but ChromeOS really hasn’t evolved or gotten anymore useful since that time. Things have been added during that time with some more capabilities, things that all OS’s should have. Google could do so much more with ChromeOS but they haven’t. It could be a real competitor to windows machine.

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  • stoppedclock

    Chrome OS is doing nicely enough but it’s just one part of a wider Google ecosystem. OMGChrome is great, but why not expand this blog to cover Android, Home, Wear etc?

  • Andrew Gryaznov

    Ok guys. I’m a huge fan of Chrome OS and I believe that we could bring a much more interesting resource all about CrOS if we collaborate together. I am not sure what the current author is about but he definitely does not devote the attention CrOS deserves. I’d like to change that.

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    I have an Asus Flip 10.1 running Version 54.0.2840.101 with Android enabled. So my opinion is undoubtedly skewed toward ChromeOS reporting. The addition of Android apps has made this chromebook actually a decent windows replacement for people who don’t earn their living on a computer. I enjoy the tips and tricks given here and value OMG as a goto site.

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