We covered the slew of updated features that were introduced in Chrome OS 70 first in the Dev Channel. The majority of these updates affect tablet mode in general, which isn’t a big surprise given what we are expecting to see at Google’s hardware event just a couple weeks from now.
If I were to list the top five requests for articles I get, this one would be in the top 5 for sure. Bluetooth has been a struggle that has plagued Chrome OS for years. Blame it on an outdated Bluetooth stack, cheap hardware, or whatever you want: using Bluetooth devices with Chromebooks has been […]
A few hours after yesterday’s partial release of Chrome OS 69, our friends over at Android Police alerted me that their Pixelbooks were getting the update despite being left out of the initial update. Most of our devices around the office are on Developer or Canary so we hadn’t noticed. Thanks to @RyneHager for the […]
The people have asked and the Chrome OS team has answered. Just hours ago, we spotted an update of the Stable channel of Chrome OS. Version 69 has started rolling out for some devices and likely more will join the list in the coming days.
No official word from the Chrome Release Blog but according to the update server, Chrome OS 69 has started rolling out to a handful of Chromebooks. There isn’t a lot of rhyme or reason to the devices that are getting version 69 other than they are all older Chromebooks starting around the Braswell generation and […]
Chrome OS has been a desktop-focused OS since the beginning. That comes as no surprise to anyone, right? Well, with all the most recent changes to Chrome OS both on the software and hardware front, there is more movement than ever getting Chrome OS ready for tablet use cases. With the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 […]
If you need any proof that Google does, in fact, listen to customers, this particular reversal shows that is at least the case when it comes to Chrome OS software decisions. This seems like a small change and it is. To be honest, it is an issue that simply never should have been an issue […]
Back when Google began spinning down support for Chrome Apps across most platforms, many thought the Chrome Web Store was about to begin the slow wind-down to obsolescence. I was in that company. I won’t lie. I simply thought Google was doing what Google so often does and were walking away from yet another marginally […]
We’re currently working on gathering all the new goodies currently available in Chrome OS 70 in the Developer Channel. Since our last video on the subject, the developers have been VERY busy fixing issues and adding more features by the boatload. One feature in particular that we’ve talked about already – fingerprint scanner integration – […]
Sure, the landscape of Chrome OS tablets is pretty lonely for the moment. Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 is the only completely-tablet option available right now, but devices like HP’s Chromebook x2 and the upcoming #madebyGoogle ‘Nocturne’ are both devices many users will interact with in tablet mode frequently.
A little over two weeks ago, Gabriel posted about the addition of the Google Assistant coming to the Chrome OS App Launcher. As Chromebooks all eagerly await the arrival of the Google Assistant (apart from the Pixelbook), we may be seeing the first sign of how it will get integrated across the board in Chrome […]
It has been three weeks and some change since developers released Chrome OS 68 to the public. Following a major hiccup, a rollback of the update server and a second iteration of the Stable release, Chromebook users on version 67 can finally join the rest of us on the newest release. I woke up to […]