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.
The ChromeOS Channel on a Chromebook will soon be easier to see
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.
What’s the difference between Developer Mode and the Dev Channel on a 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.
Chrome OS getting a Quick Fix channel, likely for managed Chromebooks
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.
Chrome OS 75 makes Pixel Slate tablet mode animations “buttery smooth”, take a look
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.
Chrome OS 72 bringing Google Assistant to more Chromebooks: Here’s how it looks
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.
How to view the differences between two Chrome OS versions
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.
Chrome OS Beta Channel update fixes “washed out” external display issues
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.
Chrome OS Beta Channel 69 is here, bringing Project Crostini to some Chromebooks
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.
Project Crostini with Linux app support should hit Chrome OS Beta Channel this week
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.
Chrome OS supports Android app data using memory SD cards
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.