It’s time for Chromebook users to have more control over Chrome OS automatic updates

Automatic Chromebook updates are a great thing, until they’re not, as shown by the recent issues with Chrome OS 75. Maybe it’s time for users to have a little more control around the update process, similar to how GSuite managed devices have.

Chrome OS launcher function to search for Linux app installs postponed

After nearly 5 months of inactivity, code efforts to bring Linux app installation searches to the Chrome OS launcher have been paused. For now, you’ll need to find Linux apps for your Chromebook the old-fashioned way: Googling for them.

Chrome OS 75 Stable Channel version rollout resumes on a limited basis (Update: platform-wide)

After a late rollout that was later paused, Chrome OS 75 appears ready. Well, at least for the Pixel Slate, which is currently the only device listed as getting the update. That’s actually a smart decision on Google’s part. Here’s why.

Chrome OS 75 Stable version arrives: Here’s what you need to know

Chrome OS 75 was released to the Stable Channel today and includes a number of new features, such as USB support for Android debugging in Linux, reader mode for web pages, and the recently discovered Files app support for cloud storage via installed Android apps.

Chrome OS 75 mounts third-party Android cloud storage to the native Files app on Chromebooks

Using OneDrive, a NAS, or some other cloud storage with your Chromebook? Chrome OS 75 will make it easier to access that data by mounting it to your Files when you install the Android app for those services.

Chrome OS 75 for enterprise brings Linux container VPN, PIN code for printing and more

Chrome OS 75 is available for enterprise Chromebook customers, bringing improved network security, Android device access over USB in Linux and more printer controls.

Don’t expect to sideload Android apps on a Chromebook until Chrome OS 76 or later

Originally planned for between Chrome OS 69 and 72, a recent Chromium developer comment suggests that the ability to sideload Android apps on a Chromebook isn’t even likely for Chrome OS 75.

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.

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