Chrome OS 71 Stable adds new features with most of them available first on Pixel Slate

While most of the Chrome OS 71 features are first available for the Pixel Slate, all of them are welcome improvements. In particular, the native Google Assistant means you won’t need the Play Store installed to use the digital assistant.

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Chromebooks to use fingerprints, four wireless proximity ranges for Easy Unlock in “Better Together”

An enhanced Easy Unlock feature is coming to Chromebooks as part of the multi-device “Better Together” feature. Not only will it support Bluetooth with four proximity levels, but also fingerprints.

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“Better Together” bringing instant tethering, SMS, and easy unlock to Chromebooks

All in all, Better Together seems more like a branded bundle and simple setup of currently existing features. That’s not a bad thing as many Chromebook users likely don’t know about or use features like Instant Tethering, SMS integration and Smart Lock.

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