Chrome OS 87 Desktop
Chrome OS 87 Desktop
Google I/O 2008
Samsung Chromebook
Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2015
Chromebook Pixel (Wi-Fi) open
Sundar Pichai at the Google I/O 2017 Keynote
A Chromebook
Google I/O 2017 Android Fireside Chat

On May 11, 2011, Google announced two Chromebooks from Acer and Samsung at Google I/O.

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Chrome OS 87 Desktop

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Google Play Store on Android

Google Play

Digital distribution service operated and developed by Google.

Digital distribution service operated and developed by Google.

Google Play Store on Android
Google Play Store on Android
Global availability of Google Play
Global availability of Google Play Books
Global availability of Google TV
Global availability of Google Play Pass
Former Google Play logo, 2012
Global availability of Google Play Music
Global availability of Google Play Newsstand
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It serves as the official app store for certified devices running on the Android operating system and its derivatives as well as Chrome OS, allowing users to browse and download applications developed with the Android software development kit (SDK) and published through Google.

At the Google I/O 2013 Developer Conference, Google announced the introduction of Google Play Games.

Android 12 home screen with Pixel Launcher

Android (operating system)

Mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Android 12 home screen with Pixel Launcher
Android 12 home screen with Pixel Launcher
HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1, the first commercially released device running Android (2008)
Eric Schmidt, Andy Rubin and Hugo Barra at a 2012 press conference announcing Google's Nexus 7 tablet
Frontal buttons (home, menu/options, go back, search) and optical track pad of an HTC Desire, a 2010 smartphone with Android OS.
The stack of Android Open Source Project
Android's architecture diagram
The first-generation Nexus 7 tablet, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Barnes & Noble Nook running Android
Ouya, a video game console which runs Android
Android-x86 running on an ASUS Eee PC netbook

At its developer conference in May 2013, Google announced a special version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, where, instead of using Samsung's own Android customization, the phone ran "stock Android" and was promised to receive new system updates fast.

Android comes preinstalled on a few laptops (a similar functionality of running Android applications is also available in Google's Chrome OS) and can also be installed on personal computers by end users.

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook

Chromebook

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook
Samsung Series 3 Chromebook
Samsung Chromebook Series 3 with bottom panel removed
Chromebooks at a Staples retail store
A Paradise Valley Unified School District student using a Chromebook as part of the organization's pilot project
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Chromebook Pixel (WiFi)
Pixelbook
Samsung Series 5
Samsung Series 3 Chromebook

A Chromebook (sometimes stylized in lowercase as chromebook) is a laptop or tablet running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system.

The first Chromebooks for sale, by Acer Inc. and Samsung, were announced at the Google I/O conference in May 2011, and began shipping on June 15, 2011.