Chrome OS Flex, Android apps on Windows, EV powering houses: Vertical Hold Ep 366

Is Google better off making its own operating systems, or letting Microsoft run Android apps on Windows 11? And what are the benefits — and drawbacks — of using an EV as your household power supply? Special guests EFTM’s Dan Tyson and Technology Uncorked’s Geoff Quattromani!


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It’s a big week in operating systems, with Google promising to revive that dusty and mostly dead laptop you’ve got stuck in the cupboard with Chrome OS Flex. Can it really make a cutting edge modern PC out of a 15 year old laptop?

Speaking of Google, its Android apps are finally landing on Windows 11… well, sort of. There’s an Amazon quirk, a US quirk, and then the question of whether or not anyone actually wanted this to happen on Windows 11 at all. We chat to EFTM’s Dan Tyson to get the inside story on Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

Meanwhile, while EV sales in Australia slowly grow, there’s a big development that should allow EV owners to use the batteries in their cars as household batteries. So instead of buying a big home battery, you’d just use the family car. This too has its quirks and pitfalls, and we chat to Technology Uncorked’s Geoff Quattromani about the home-EV-powered future!

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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us