After skipping Chrome OS 82 for Chromebooks, Chrome OS 83 has landed on the Stable Channel and generally available. Aside from the Family Link features Google announced today, there’s quite a bit more in this release.
Chrome OS 81
You can now buy the Lenovo Duet Chromebook. I can’t yet say if you should buy it because I need more time to review it. However, I do have some first impressions to share about this $300 Chrome OS tablet.
Chrome OS 84 is expected to bring multiple tabs and customization settings to the Linux Terminal on Chromebooks. But you can preview the settings now for an early look. Here’s how.
There’s a number of new gestures, visual changes and improvements for both Chromebook users and developers in Chrome OS 81. Here’s what you need to know.
After announcing that Chrome OS 82 would skip Chromebooks for version 83, Google has now adjusted dates for both the Chrome OS 81 and 83 release dates. We’re looking at 2 to 3 week delays as a result.
Since Virtual Desks arrived on Chromebooks in Chrome OS 78, the Alt-Tab shortcut has moved between active apps on all desks. A new change, intended for Chrome OS 81, brings the option to use Alt-Tab on a single virtual desk workspace.
After announcing a pause to Chrome OS updates last week, Google’s Chrome Engineering team says it’s skipping Chrome OS 82 and focusing on security fixes now. New features will arrive in Chrome OS 83 at a later date.
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.
Android Studio developers using a Chromebook will have an easier time of sideloading their app to the Android container once Chrome OS 81 arrives.
Chrome OS 81 is shaping up to be a pretty hefty release when it arrives in late March. However, the latest Dev Channel upgrade adds a trio of Linux features now: Debian Buster, disk resizing and custom username.
In the works for Chrome OS 81 is a more traditional looking Bluetooth mouse and keyboard pairing experience on a Chromebook.