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Chrome OS 72 with optimizations, security updates rolling out in few days

11 February 2019 3

Google consistently rolls out improvements and updates to ChromeOS. Just recently we found out how the OS would receive multiple account support. Now in the latest update i.e Chrome OS 72, the tech giant is bringing on security updates and other such powerful features. The ability to access external storage for Android apps from SD cards, USB drivers is huge. Secondly, we have a Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode for Chrome sites.


Likewise, the Chrome browser is optimized for touchscreen devices that are used in tablet mode. Then we have new shortcuts for apps in the launcher. The update shares how "Users can find an app shortcut by long pressing or right-clicking on an Android app,"

Then, the screen reader that is built into ChromeOS offers touch-gesture support which the official post from Google talks about as,

"Within the screen reader, we have added a setting in the ChromeVox options page that would read anything under the mouse cursor," Then the saved files through backup and Sync feature on Google Drive could be seen through ‘Files’ app that is available in My Drive/Computers menu. Then other improvements include new policies in relation to managing a print job that is now updated, security improvements.

The network manager now runs as a Sandbox and doesn’t run as a root user. The update with release number 72.0.3626.97 would be rolling out to all ChromeOS devices in upcoming days.


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