For those of us using a Chromebook laptop, Google is celebrating its 100th Chromebook software update by adding a few snazzy new features. These are designed to appeal to all types, whether they use a Chromebook for work, learning, running a small business or entertainment. Here’s a quick summary, and you can learn more over at Google’s Chromebook Blog.
Find more with the new Launcher – Launcher is getting an updated design and enhanced search functionality to help you more easily find what you’re looking for.
Make edits with your voice – Simply say “delete” to delete the last letter, or “move to next character” to adjust where your cursor is on the screen.
Create and share your own GIF – You can now make your own GIF right in the Chromebook Camera app; simply open the Camera app, select “Video”, flip the toggle to “GIF” and record a five-second video.
Continue learning at home – Students can easily review what they learned at school that day via Family Link; parents and guardians can add a Google for Education account for kids to access Google Classroom on supervised Chromebooks at home.
Go cloud-first and reduce e-waste – Chrome OS Flex is a new, free-to-download operating system that brings the speed, simplicity, manageability and proactive security of Chrome OS to PCs and Macs. Built for businesses and schools, it allows you to modernise PCs and Macs with a cloud-first operating system and reduces e-waste by extending the lifespan of older devices.
New Chromebooks from HP, Acer, ASUS and Lenovo – Several powerful Chromebooks are here and on their way to help make the most of Chrome OS now and in future updates.