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The Chrome OS team uses a cool robot built by the Finnish company OptoFidelity to measure end-to-end latency of Android and Chrome OS devices.

Video below captured by a high speed video camera shows you how drawing a line on a screen is actually drawn in segments that fade in slowly.
Touchbot source code is open-source and available for everyone at

You can even go to to play with all latency tests.

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This is how we test most of our work on the Chrome touch input team.

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A good read, I can't believe one of you didn't tell me to read it sooner! It seems factual and relatively unbiased, while also being full of great stories. My only complaint is that he implies the Chromebook Pixel was a failure when in fact we accomplished exactly what we intended: Chromebooks are now credible devices from every major PC manufacturer!

I've been using one of these as my main laptop for the past couple months. We've tested the touchscreen and its just as good as the Pixel's!

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Its Awesome that Microsoft feels the need to fund this disinformation campaign about ChromeOS. I assume it means they're feeling the threat of a product that has some advantages!

My favorite factual error in this video:

Claim: ChromeOS is a "brick" offline, real laptops come with MS Office "built-in".

Reality: Office is an optional add-on to Windows that adds significantly to the price. ChromeOS ships with two different free word processors that work well offline (Google docs and QuickOffice). Office is better in some ways though, why not focus on those?

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Glad you like it, +Robert Flack worked hard on it.
New windows switcher added in latest Beta channel update simply rocks!

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Updates are the thing that bugs me most when I have to use Windows or MacOS (makes it worse that I do it only once a month or so). ChromeOS stores the whole OS on a read-only partition and simply swaps the active partition on update.
Windows is the best advertisement for chrome os. I picked up my chromebook and did what I had to do before windows was done updating. 

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The CrOS kernel team is an exciting place to work!
We are looking to expand our firmware and kernel teams working on Chrome OS at Google.

Are you a software engineer with interest and experience in lower-level computer systems, computer architecture, embedded systems and kernel development?

Some of the things we work on is x86 and ARM firmware, Linux kernel, device drivers, embedded firmware, performance tuning, debugging tools, tests, release management.

I'm disabling comments on this post since I'm not looking for people to reply on G+ if they're interested. Instead, send me an email at, and we'll take it from there.

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Great news! Adobe Brackets ported to an experimental Chrome App with a pure JavaScript Git workflow. Works on Chromebooks and desktops alike.

Project page:
Get it now on CWS:

Great work +Ryan Ackley!  via +Paul Irish 

Nice to see 6000 developers enjoying their new Chromebook Pixels.  Too bad the WiFi is so flaky here - makes logging in for the first time pretty frustrating.  #io13
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