Stable Channel Updated Chrome OS, Brings Google Now Integration
We have some good news for Chrome OS users all over the world: Google has updated Stable Channel to 42.0.2311.87. The most notable part of the update is the integration of Google Now to Chrome OS.
The feature was previously available in the beta but it has now been rolled-out to the public. Apart from bringing Google Now to Chrome OS, the search giant is making a few other changes as well.
For example, password protected zip files are supported by Chrome OS, while Files app gets Material Design overhaul.
Here are some of the highlights from the changelog:
- Files app has been refreshed to follow the suit with Material Design
- New Chrome OS Launcher including better search experience, voice search, and Google Now integration
- Updated calculator app
- Support for password-protected zip files
- Default typeface on all Chromebooks has been updated to Roboto for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts, to be
- more consistent with Material Design
Google isn’t the only company bringing their search assistant to Chrome OS. Something similar is being done by Microsoft, who is testing Cortana for Windows Phone OS and upcoming Windows 10. Cortana is currently being tested in the technical preview.
Google Now did a decent job on Android and same is expected from it on Chrome OS. The AI will keep you updated on weather conditions, travel time, traffic conditions and a host of other details.
You should give Google Now a try and let us know of your reviews in the comment below.