Pixelbook and Pixel Slate owners have been asking Google for the ability to remap the dedicated Assistant key. It looks like the option will be added to a future release of Chrome OS.
While the official Google changelog list of features in Chrome OS 72 Stable Channel has some welcome additions, there’s plenty more goodness included behind these scenes.
Now that Google Assistant is a native feature on Chrome OS, meaning you can use it without having the Play Store enabled, it makes sense for most, if not all, Chromebooks to get it. This video demo shows you what to look forward to when it arrives.
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.
Forget waiting for Android 8 on Chromebooks, we’re going right to Android 9 based on the latest Chrome OS Canary build. Look for an improved Google Assistant and far better Android Camera app on Chromebooks.