Don’t expect to record audio or have Skype video chats using Linux for Chromebooks any time soon

Sound support is still in the works for Linux apps on Chromebooks, but the first function will simply be that: Sound playback. Audio recording is slated to follow and camera access — needed for Skype video — isn’t even on the roadmap yet.

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Chrome OS Camera may get auto-focus, auto-exposure features for tablets, detachables

Unit testing is underway for Camera features on Chrome OS and code shows that devices will be getting automatic focus, exposure and white-balance. That’s good timing for the first Chrome tablets launching later this month.

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