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April 17, 2015

Chrome OS updated sees redesigned apps in the Material Design interface

Chromebook-logo-1Last night Google announced an update to Chrome OS that jumps it to version 42.0.2311.87. The update, forms part of the Chrome 42 base, Version 42.0.2311.87 (64-bit), Platform 6812.75.2 (Official Build) stable-channel peppy, Firmware Google_Peppy.4389.89.0

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Google have added a  handful of new features and visual changes to this version of Chrome. First off, The apps icon is now a magnifying glass you will see a much better screen with the Google Now and the last apps you opened, including on the right all your apps icon

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The Files app has been refreshed to feature a Material Design interface. Which in my opinion looks much better.

The calculator app has been updated with interface tweaks, as well, which now looks the same as the mobile app. The update also adds support for password-protected up files.

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The full changes log from Google is below:

  • Files app has been refreshed to follow the suit with Material Design
  • Support for password-protected zip files
  • Updated calculator app
  • Default typeface on all Chromebooks has been updated to Roboto for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts, to be more consistent with Material Design.

In addition to those new features, the update also includes a plethora of bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements. Google says the update will roll-out over the next few days/weeks, so it may take a while to hit your respective Chrome OS device. Check for yourself by going to Setting and tap the About Chrome OS at the top of the screen.

For more information hit the link  Chrome OS

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini