Celebrating 10th anniversary of the release of Chrome OS, Google has announced a major update to its operating system that brings new features, improved functionalities, Wi-Fi sharing with Android phones and other features that enhances the productivity experience.
It is the most notable new feature that is available as a new shortcut available on the taskbar that allows your to access multiple functions including enable your smartphone hotspot remotely, switch the volume mode and locate your phone if you need. It also allows you to check your phone’s signal strength, battery level and recent tabs you opened on Chrome browser on your phone.
Other new features:
- Nearby Share is coming to Chromes OS
- Wi-Fi Sync now support more devices allowing you to connect to Wi-Fi if your smartphone has the Wi-Fi password saved in it.
- Chrome OS adds new screen recording tool that supports both still captures and screen recordings. The recording will be available in ‘Tote’, a new place where you can find all files, screenshots, downloads and other pinned files.
- Media controls can now be accessed directly from the Quick Settings menu.
- Clipboard function has been updated that now allows you to view five recently copied items by pressing Everything Button (search icon in old models) + V.
- Chrome OS’ multitasking tool is called Desks that allows you to open multiple app windows across multiple desktops now allows you to maintain app you had open even after you restarted the Chromebook.
Most of these new features will be available on the next Chrome OS update that is scheduled to roll out globally over the next few weeks.