Google Chrome OS 67 stable is now rolling out and it includes better PWA support, more Material Design elements, as well as a split-screen feature…
The last stable release of Chrome OS, version 66, didn’t offer a whole lot of big changes. But, it did include magic tether support, along with external display improvements. Now, Google Chrome OS 67 is out in stable and it possess some notable features.
Google Chrome OS 67 Stable Arrives with Improved PWAs, Material Design Implementation, More
The latest stable edition, version 67.0.3396.78 improves PWA or progressive web app performance. Users can now install PWAs as stand-alones. Also, the UI or user interface Material Design brings 2.0 to the experience. (Which means larger rounded corners, as well as more touchable interface components. Additionally, Google included a new quick settings menu, borrowed from Android.
Chrome OS 67 stable likewise adds “Power off,” “Sign out,” and “Lock screen” shortcuts to the mix. There’s also a new emoji library, as well as a new video player. As usual, there are bug fixes and security improvements.
Here’s the changelog, quoted directly from the Chrome Releases blog:
- Android Debug Bridge support over USB in developer mode
- Progressive Web Apps can now be installed as stand-alone apps
- Extend Chrome page zoom to Google Play Apps
- Visual update for ext4 filesystem migration
- Feedback reports on sign-in screen
- Cleaner improved Bluetooth list
- Touchable material 2.0 Chrome for tablet devices
- Select-to-Speak ability to select specific text to be read aloud
- Inline touchable folders in launcher
- Split Screen support in Tablet mode
- Support for zipping files on Drive via the Files app
- Power menu shortcuts when holding the power button
- Detachable base swap detection