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Chrome OS 67 stable is rolling out with improved PWAs, more Material Design, and split-screen for tablets

Chrome OS 67 stable is rolling out with improved PWAs, more Material Design, and split-screen for tablets

The last major version update of Chrome OS (66) to hit the stable channel didn't really have any game-changing new features, although it did include magic tether support for more devices and external display improvements. Chrome OS 67 has now landed in stable, and it looks to be a more interesting update to the system that runs on Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.

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Chrome OS 66 update rolling out to stable channel, with extended Magic Tether support, external display enhancements, and more

Chrome OS 66 update rolling out to stable channel, with extended Magic Tether support, external display enhancements, and more

The latest update to Google's browser-based operating system is with us, and it comes with a raft of small improvements. As is usually the case with major Chrome OS releases, the update to version 66.0.3359.137 is more about bug fixes and security patches than it is about headlining new features, but there is a lengthy changelog to pour over nonetheless.

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Android apps show up in stable Chrome OS for the first time

Android apps show up in stable Chrome OS for the first time

Android apps on Chrome OS are not a new thing. In 2014, Google announced that it was working with a few select partners to bring certain apps to Chrome OS. Only a small number became available, and it was never really a consumer-facing project. Earlier this year, Google said that the experiment was scrapped in favor of a different system. Android apps would now run in containers, which would open the whole Play Store to Chrome OS users. This new approach would come to only some Chromebook models which had to be running the dev and beta channel builds.

Now, according to both the Chromium Projects page and the Chrome Releases blog, Android apps are coming to the stable channel for the Asus Chromebook Flip and the Acer Chromebook R11 / C738T.

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