Google is marking 10 years of Chromebooks by unveiling new features for Chrome OS today. The biggest addition is new Phone Hub feature that connects an Android telephone to a Chromebook. It permits Chrome OS clients to respond to texts, check a phone’s battery life, empower its Wi-Fi hotspot, and find a device easily.
Phone Hub is pressed into a taskbar widget that even extends to show you ongoing Chrome tabs that you have been browsing on your telephone. It would seem that it will be an excessively helpful component for Android and Chromebook owners. Google is likewise enabling its Wi-Fi Sync feature on more gadgets, permitting you to connect with Wi-Fi networks you’ve effectively configured and utilized on your Android telephone and other Chrome OS devices.
Another huge expansion to Chrome OS is Nearby Share among Chromebooks and other Android and Chrome OS gadgets. Similar as AirDrop, Nearby Share will allow individuals to send and get records between gadgets. Google says this will show up in Chrome OS in the coming months, at last giving its PC OS a full AirDrop competitor.
Somewhere else, Google is likewise including new Screen Capture tool into the Quick Settings menu in Chrome OS. Like the name implies, this will allow you to record your screen or take screen captures and access them rapidly in a “Tote” space from the Chrome OS Shelf.
The Clipboard is additionally being improved in Chrome OS, permitting you to save five ongoing things to glue somewhere else without switching windows. The Launcher Key will give admittance to this updated clipboard experience. Fast Answers is another new expansion, which allows you to right snap a word in Chrome OS to get a definition, interpretation, or unit change. It’s fundamentally the same as what exists in macOS today.
Google is in any event, improving the virtual desktops feature of Chrome OS — Desks. At the point when you reboot a Chromebook, it will presently reestablish all windows to their right virtual desktops, and you can likewise right-click at the top of an open window to send applications to an different virtual desktops.
A large portion of these new Chrome OS additions are clearly playing make up for lost time to what exactly as of now exists on Windows and macOS, however they’re welcome additions for those relying on Chrome OS consistently. Google originally dispatched a scope of Chromebooks back in 2011 of every an partnership with Samsung and Acer. There are presently Chromebooks from each significant PC producer, and Google is promising that 50 new Chromebooks will launch during 2021.