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Announcing LumaFusion beta for ChromeOS

LumaFusion beta is now available for ChromeOS and Android.

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Building the future of web apps: Highlights from PWA Summit 2022

With talks on PWA foundation, nuts and bolts for practitioners, inspiration from global brands, and improvements to the ecosystem, recap everything that happened at PWA Summit 2022!

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Steam on Chromebook, now in beta

Steam for Chromebooks is now in beta, available on ChromeOS Beta 108.0.5359.24, with broader availability, improved user experience, and better performance and compatibility

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An update to the transition of Chrome extensions to Manifest V3

To provide a smoother transition phase for developers to update their extensions to Manifest V3, Chrome updated the Manifest V2 sunset timeline.

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Game controls for Android games

Play Android touchscreen games with your keyboard on ChromeOS with the new game controls feature.

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Integrating Steam into ChromeOS

Steam runs in a virtual machine on ChromeOS, but the user experience needs to be seamless. Here's how we're balancing security and usability.

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ChromeOS's Embedded Controller

What ChromeOS's embedded controller does and how we're updating it to support the community

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Features to take full advantage of PWA installation

Recap the I/O 2022 talk (Making the most of PWA install) and highlights the APIs that can create enhanced experiences for your PWA after installation.

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Growing with ChromeOS: Developer tools and highlights from Google I/O 2022

Find out how ChromeOS is making it easier for developers to build seamless, fast, and engaging app experiences.

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Improving Vulkan availability with Venus

We recently launched Venus to enable better native graphics performance for Borealis Steam games, Android ARCVM and other virtual machine applications in ChromeOS.

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Desktop AVD in Android Studio

Learn how Desktop AVD in Android Studio helps you validate your Android app’s experience for desktop users on ChromeOS.

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Protecting user data in ChromeOS with passwords

How the oldest user authentication method, passwords, work with special security hardware to secure user data, and the considerations taken into account to design that process.

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Bringing Steam to ChromeOS

A brief overview of how the world of Steam games is opening up to ChromeOS.

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Customize how your PWA window launches

The Launch Handler API lets you choose how your PWA handles all launch triggers, including from in-scope links.

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Celebrating ChromeOS 100: Recapping how we’ve grown with developers over the years

In honor of the 100th stable channel release on ChromeOS, we’ve highlighted some new announcements and the best features for developers to date.

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Celebrating developers with ChromeOS's 100th release

As ChromeOS celebrates its 100th release, learn how it grew from running Web Apps to a powerful developer environment for creating multi-platform apps, backends, data analyses, and more.

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Developing Cursive, a PWA for ChromeOS

Learn about how the Cursive team built a Progressive Web App to offer a snappy note-taking app for Chromebooks.

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Improving ChromeOS performance with core scheduling

ChromeOS takes security seriously and CPU security bugs shouldn't slow you down.

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Making Android Runtime on ChromeOS more secure and easier to upgrade with ARCVM

From creating games that instantly adapt to different devices to making styluses feel just like drawing on paper, here’s a wrap-up of the latest improvements in ChromeOS for 2021.

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Helping students fall in love with building technology with Piper's Shree Bose

In honor of International Women's Day we interviewed Shree Bose, co-founder of Piper, about her quest to help people become passionate about creating technology.

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Empowering creators, educators, and entrepreneurs with Kapwing’s Julia Enthoven

In honor of International Women's Day, we interviewed Kapwing's CEO, Julia Enthoven on her path to co-founding Kapwing.

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Powerful apps fueled by the web: How developers are engaging an expanding ChromeOS audience

Learn how web developers created powerful PWAs to deliver scalable and engaging experiences for desktop users on ChromeOS.

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Introducing Android Package Signer

Learn about signing Android packages client side in your browser with this new library.

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ChromeOS.dev Refactor Retrospective

We've just completed a major refactor of the ChromeOS.dev codebase. This is why we did it and what we learned along the way.

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From made-for-mobile to made-for-all: A roundup of tools to adapt your Android apps for ChromeOS

From creating games that instantly adapt to different devices to making styluses feel just like drawing on paper, here’s a wrap-up of the latest improvements in ChromeOS for 2021.

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Digital Goods API 1.0 to 2.0 Migration Guide

Digital Goods API 2.0 is coming in Chrome 96. Make sure you update your app to ensure it continues to work.

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Give your users a seamless mobile app experience on ChromeOS

Learn about the latest improvements for Android mobile apps on Chrome

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Simple payments that users trust: Monetizing web apps in Google Play

Learn about how to monetize your web app published in Google Play

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What’s new in ChromeOS: Announcements, news, and resources from I/O ‘21

Learn about the latest for ChromeOS from I/O '21

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Google & Unity partner to support Chromebooks

Google is partnering with Unity to bring x86 build support and input and windowing improvements starting in Unity 2021.2.0a14.

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Easy to build, monetize, and discover: List your web app on Google Play

Build Android apps for devices other than mobile to reach more users.

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ChromeOS.dev — A blueprint to build world-class apps and games for ChromeOS

ChromeOS.dev is officially launched; an open-source, multilingual blueprint to build world-class apps and game for, and on, ChromeOS. Plus, new ChromeOS features.

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Android at large: how to bring optimized experiences to the big screen

Discover how to build great experiences for the larger display devices: tablets, foldables, laptops, and desktop devices.

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High engagement, larger screens

Android fuels mobile apps on devices that range far beyond your typical small-screen smartphone.

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Optimizing Android app experiences for ChromeOS

Learn about ways to optimize your Android app for a richer user experience on ChromeOS.

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Expand your app beyond mobile to reach Android users at large

Build Android apps for devices other than mobile to reach more users.

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Flutter and ChromeOS: Better together

Android fuels mobile apps on devices that range far beyond your typical small-screen smartphone.

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What's new in ChromeOS? A faster, simpler, and more secure environment for Web and Android developers

New features in ChromeOS for a more streamlined developer experience.

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GDC 2019 recap: Optimizing Android games for larger screens & foldables

A recap of Google at the Game Developer Conference 2019 with some helpful coding tips and tricks.

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Why your app should be optimized for screens of all sizes

See how Gameloft, Evernote, Slack, and 1Password have optimized for ChromeOS.