Chrome OS has recently had a bit more pain, mainly due to the huge efforts it has taken to make web applications, Android applications, and Linux software work together. Chrome OS 72 is starting to install, and it addresses some of the major limitations. Chromebook owners encountered.
After a short test period in the Pixel panel, both Google Assistant and Android 9 Pie are now starting to use more to refresh the Chromebook. My Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 is still an Assistant-less and Pie-less Chrome OS 72, but according to the instructions on the Chromebook, they get at least a few models.
Chrome OS to better match devices like Pixel Slate and now it lives. If you have a Chrome OS tablet or flip a convertible Chromebook to tablet mode, there are some changes. The tab bar and toolbar become larger, the app drawer goes from black to transparent, and there is a new option to see the mobile version of the overflow menu.
Chrome OS Notebook
Chrome OS Tablet Mode
Another improvement is what I believe many of you were waiting for – Android apps can finally access external memory, including microSD cards and USB drives. For example, I can connect the camera and import photos directly to the Lightroom CC program. Previously, I first had to copy the photos to the Chrome OS Download folder. This is done so that Android apps become more local, and this is a huge benefit for small-class Chromebooks with limited internal memory
Browsing files in the camera from Lightroom CC on Android
Another Android-related enhancement is that program links are now searched in the launcher. Google has added the ability to use the Google Apps shortcuts in Chrome OS 70, but you can only access them by right-clicking (or pressing down) the app icon.
Linux Support Chrome OS has also received some improvements. You can now open .deb files directly from the Downloads folder and not first copy them to the Linux folder. Google also added the ability to switch DPI modes on Linux if the software used is not properly optimized for large DPI screens.
This is not even a new feature – Picture- Now in the picture (as an extension), files from other computers are now displayed in the "Files" section of Google Drive, the network manager is safer, and USB devices are turned off when Your Chromebook is locked. It's great to see that Google solves many of the problems with Chrome OS months, even if the fixes took a while.