Click to call feature in Chrome OS 78: Tapping phone number links on Chromebook completes call on connected Android phone

Earlier this year there were references to a “Click to call” feature for Chromebooks and it appears that Click to call will arrive in Chrome OS 78. Once it arrives, clicking a hyperlinked phone number will place the call on a supported Android phone.

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Chrome OS 79 to throttle CPU usage on background Linux apps, improving web, Android performance as needed

The Chromium team is working on a new feature for Chrome OS 79 that will scale down CPU resources for Linux apps running in the background. That should improve browser and Android app performance on Chromebooks when needed.

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Chrome OS 75 Stable version arrives: Here’s what you need to know

Chrome OS 75 was released to the Stable Channel today and includes a number of new features, such as USB support for Android debugging in Linux, reader mode for web pages, and the recently discovered Files app support for cloud storage via installed Android apps.

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