Now that Chrome OS 80 is out, any new Linux Crostini containers will run Debian Buster instead of Stretch. I restored a Stretch container backup on Buster but it didn’t work.
Just 8 hours after the already delayed Chrome OS 80 software arrived on Chromebooks, Google pulled back to version 79. If you want to revert back, you can with a manual process. Should you?
Initially expected around February 11, Chrome OS 80 Stable Channel lands on Chromebooks starting today. Here’s what you need to know about the upgrade, which has some new UI tweaks, a Linux change and more.
Android Studio developers using a Chromebook will have an easier time of sideloading their app to the Android container once Chrome OS 81 arrives.
Android app sideloading is expected in Chrome OS 80 and the latest Dev Channel of the platform has the feature. Here’s how to install an Android app from outside of Google Play if you’re comfortable with the risk.
A new finger-friendly tab strip user interface will make it easier to navigate tabs on Chrome OS tablets and 2-in-1 Chromebooks. It’s still a work in progress but expected to arrive with Chrome OS 80.
Using an external monitor with your Chromebook? If so, you may have noticed that notifications may only be actionable on your device’s internal display. That’s getting fixed but not likely in time for Chrome OS 79.
Debian Buster arrived in July but the Crostini container for Linux on Chromebooks wasn’t ready for it. Now, after months of work, it looks like Chrome OS 80 is the planned implementation.
Got a Chromebook with more than 4 GB of memory? An upcoming Chrome OS change will allocate more of that RAM to the Linux container. Maybe too much more.
At long last, Google is bringing the ability to sideload Android apps to Chromebooks. The feature is planned for Chrome OS 80, helping both developers and power users alike.