Although I got my Steam Deck last month, I can’t wait for Steam gaming on Chromebooks. It’s coming to the Beta Channel of ChromeOS in a bit.
It’s easy to change ChromeOS channels to see future features. And it’s about to get easier to see which ChromeOS channel is on your Chromebook.
New Chromebook owners eventually hear about both Developer Mode and the Dev Channel of Chrome OS, wondering if they’re the same thing. They’re not. Here’s an explanation and how to change Chrome OS channels on your Chromebook.
First there were four Chrome OS channels and soon there will be a fifth called Quick Fix. It’s likely going to allow faster bug fixes for managed Chromebooks in the enterprise or schools.
It appears that the animation lag when using a Pixel Slate in tablet mode is vastly improved in Chrome OS 75. I snapped this short video on my Slate showing how much better it works.
Now that Google Assistant is a native feature on Chrome OS, meaning you can use it without having the Play Store enabled, it makes sense for most, if not all, Chromebooks to get it. This video demo shows you what to look forward to when it arrives.
With this custom URL, it’s easy to see what’s new or changed between two Chrome OS versions on the same channel in lieu of full release notes.
Using an external monitor with your Chromebook or Chromebox? If so, you might have seen the issue that “washes out” colors on the second display. After three months, the fix is in.
After pushing back Project Crostini for Linux app support from Chrome OS 68 to 69, the feature is now available in the latest Beta Channel for some devices. Here’s how to see if you have it.
After running Linux apps on my Pixelbook using Dev Channel for the past few months, I’m looking forward to doing the same on the Beta Channel. Based on the Chromium OS schedule, the Beta version of Chrome OS 69 is slated for August 2, which is this Thursday.
Android apps running on Chromebooks can now see their data stored on a memory card in the Chrome OS Beta Channel. Writing files isn’t working consistently but this is a step forward for conserving local storage on a Chromebook.