In the history of Chromebooks, users complained about poor system implementation on tablets and laptops with this operating system. This is over with Chrome OS 70. Here’s why.
We have several novelties that will bring joy to users with tablets like the new Pixel Slate and laptops with Chrome OS. Now, in Chrome OS 70, we have a completely redesigned interface, compatible with new functions that we have in Android Pie such as application shortcuts (by pressing and holding the application, as in Android). We also have a considerable improvement in performance. We also have desktop icons bigger and control Panel redesigned and improved.
Features that were recently released on Android have also been included, such as the floating gboard keyboard. Also, we have the latest version of the Chrome browser with AV1 video decoder included. We also have the option of Autocomplete, to log into applications or if we buy on a page, without having to put all our data each time.
Other news we have is the arrival of Google Assistant as the default assistant on Chrome OS. It should be noted that these new features are better implemented in touchscreen Chromebook laptops or tablets. This operating system, which has been in beta for a long time, but has been officially released, focuses on tablets. It is obvious, considering that the new functions are similar to those we have in Android, and this requires a touch device. However, the experience and interface will be improved on traditional Chromebooks as well.
Chrome OS, more and more Android
We are seeing what is the trend of Chrome OS in recent months. There has been news about Chrome OS and they are all focused on one improved user experience. And this has achieved looking more and more like Android. The Notification bar and its shortcuts, the form of applications, the icons and the functions, are more and more similar to Android.
Every time Chrome OS is more like Android. And who knows if in future updates Chrome OS disappears and everything is unified in a single operating system. It is not far-fetched, and we see how the trend of Google is to provide your chromebooks and tablets with functions that we find in Android. Without a doubt, great news for users.
Google has already launched upgrade, so it is a question that you go to the settings to update your chromebook to the latest version. The list of compatible devices With Chrome OS 70 it is quite extensive, so we assume that even if you have one from a few years ago, you will probably be able to update without problems.