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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Google expands Instant Tethering connection to 15 Chromebooks and 30 Android phone models

Until today, you officially needed a Google-branded Android phone and Chromebook to use the Instant Tethering feature for connectivity when you can’t find a Wi-Fi hotspot. Now, the feature is expanding to partner devices with more in the coming months.

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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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“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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