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Chrome OS update adds new launcher, font, Material Design refresh

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google-now-chromeos[1]Google rolled out updates earlier this week for the Chrome web browser on Windows, Linux and OSX which added a whole slew of new features and improvements (security fixes, new push notifications, and even more security fixes). That must have been a lot of work, so I’m sure we can all understand why the Chrome team took a couple days off before turning their focus on Chrome OS itself.

In addition to the usual bug fixes and security updates, the new version of Chrome OS features a new fontface (Google’s own Roboto font) as well as support for password-protected zip files. There’s an updated calculator app, and the file manager also got a Material Design refresh. And last but not least, there’s a new Launcher which Google says has a better search experience and voice search as well as Google Now integration.

Google is going to be automatically updating all Chromebooks over the next few weeks, so if you’re lucky you will see the changes the next time you boot up your Chrome OS device.

Google via Engadget

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  • JimmmyTheKnife

    It plays badly with Oracle EBS connectivity because of JAVA incompatibility, however.