Google wants to bet strongly on its operating system for desktop environments, the Chrome OS, so it does not stop implementing new and more advanced features in this software to gradually make a niche in the market. Therefore, in a few days, the new version of the system will be available to everyone, specifically Chrome OS 67.
Chrome OS 67 will come out with interesting new features
The new version of the operating system already has support for working with progressive desktop or PWA web applications, which will be very appealing to many users due to the market trend towards this format.
New APIs have also been launched to create VR experiences and ADB support.
Although the progressive web applications mentioned above are initially more commonly associated with mobile phones, Google maintains that they occupy an important place in desktop computers, hence its commitment to them.
Like Android, desktop PWAs can be installed alongside other applications, cached, or run natively with windows without address bars or tabs.
Therefore, this tool format is already compatible with Chrome OS 67 and has all the functions mentioned above, as well as the ability to scale according to the size of the window.
Touchable Material 2.0 will be available in tablet devices
Among the most outstanding features in Chrome OS 67, is the new Touchable Material 2.0, especially dedicated, as its name suggests, for tablet and touchscreen devices.
Better spacing between icons and higher elements has been included, making it easier to navigate via the touchscreen and to tap on items.
You can also see a drop-down in the address bar, or a more refined typography and new icons.
Other improvements we’ll see in Chrome OS 67
Other enhancements optimized for touchscreens include support for split screens in Tablet PC mode, shortcuts for logging off when the power button is pressed, or detection of Chrome OS devices with detachable keyboards.
It is also noteworthy the Chrome OS 67 support for Android Device Bridge (ADB) in developer mode and running files through the “Files” application, which further links Android to Chrome OS, to the benefit of both.