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Chrome OS is experimenting with a centered shelf layout

Friday, July 20th, 2018

The team behind Chrome OS is often testing new features via flags, and the latest of these is a centered shelf layout. The concept is pretty simple - the apps you have on your taskbar, called a 'shelf' by Google, get centered with this flag. Fancy stuff.

In this experiment, the pinned apps are on the left, while the other icons are on the right. I would say the change is reminiscent of macOS's taskbar, but it's kind of hard to claim given that this is just a matter of alignment, and it doesn't disappear by default like Apple's does.

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Chrome OS is experimenting with a centered shelf layout was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Messages v3.4 continues work on pairing with Chromebooks, dark mode, and automatic spam detection [APK Teardown]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A new version of Android Messages began rolling out late last night. Beyond a few small cosmetic tweaks, this update appears to be almost entirely focused on preparing upcoming features. There's activity related to pairing with Chromebooks, further developments in dark mode, and forward progress on fighting spam.

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Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
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Android Messages v3.4 continues work on pairing with Chromebooks, dark mode, and automatic spam detection [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome OS feature will let users resume Android browsing sessions

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

One of the nice features in Microsoft Edge for Android is the ability to move browsing sessions from your PC to your phone, and vice-versa. For example, if you're reading an article on Edge for Android, you can tap a button to make the page appear on your desktop. Now it looks like Chrome OS might implement similar functionality.

XDA Developers spotted a commit in the Chromium Gerrit for a new Chromebook feature, titled 'Continue reading in Chrome.' The description reads, "[...] allow users to seamlessly continue reading a web page when they switch from phones or tablets to Chromebook."

Simply put, when you open a Chromebook after reading something on another device (phone, tablet, etc.), Chrome OS will ask you if you want to open that page.

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Chrome OS feature will let users resume Android browsing sessions was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome OS will soon have Android’s Smart Text Selection

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Smart Text Selection was introduced in Android 8.0 Oreo, and has two components. First, when you tap on a word, it selects the entire phrase (e.g. tapping 'Disney' expands to 'Disney World'). Second, it suggests an action or two based on what is selected (e.g. a link to Google Maps appears when selecting an address).

Chrome OS has been adopting plenty of Android features lately, and it looks like Smart Text Selection is next.

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Chrome OS will soon have Android's Smart Text Selection was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome OS will soon have Android’s Smart Text Selection

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Smart Text Selection was introduced in Android 8.0 Oreo, and has two components. First, when you tap on a word, it selects the entire phrase (e.g. tapping 'Disney' expands to 'Disney World'). Second, it suggests an action or two based on what is selected (e.g. a link to Google Maps appears when selecting an address).

Chrome OS has been adopting plenty of Android features lately, and it looks like Smart Text Selection is next.

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Chrome OS will soon have Android's Smart Text Selection was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Live] Chrome may soon add ability to import new tab backgrounds from Google Photos

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Google added the option to customize Chrome's new tab page with a very familiar-looking selection of wallpapers last month. But if you thought Google was done working on the new tab page, you'd be wrong. About Chromebooks recently discovered a new change in Chromium Gerrit that'll allow users to import their new tab backgrounds from Google Photos as well.

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[Update: Live] Chrome may soon add ability to import new tab backgrounds from Google Photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Get $250 off the Pixelbook from the Google Store (starting at $749)

Monday, July 16th, 2018

In yet another non-Prime Day deal, Google has dropped the price of the Pixelbook on the Google Store. The king of all Chromebooks currently has a $250 discount on all three models. That means you can get the base version for as little as $749.

We've seen the Pixelbook drop this low before, and it's no Best Buy clearance sale, but it's still a good deal. The three models are priced as follows.

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[Deal Alert] Get $250 off the Pixelbook from the Google Store (starting at $749) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google testing revamped Chrome OS file manager with better organization of local files

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Google emphasizes the online aspects of Chrome OS so strongly that local features have sometimes taken a backseat. For example, file management. Sometimes you just want a file on your Chromebook rather than in Google Drive. Google is testing a tweaked file manager app in the Canary channel that will make managing those files a bit easier.

The messy local file management on Chrome OS has only become more pronounced with the addition of Google Play and Linux content.

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Google testing revamped Chrome OS file manager with better organization of local files was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Acer Chromebox CXI3 review: The ultimate Chrome OS desktop

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Chrome OS has always been designed with low-power laptops in mind. There have been a few desktop machines over the years, like the ASUS Chromebit and LG Chromebase, but they're vastly outnumbered by Chromebooks. Seemingly out of nowhere, several companies announced new Chrome OS desktops at CES earlier this year - all of which are capable of running Android apps.

Acer's new desktop is the 'Chromebox CXI3,' which went on sale back in April.

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Acer Chromebox CXI3 review: The ultimate Chrome OS desktop was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome is using 10-13% more RAM because of Spectre mitigation efforts

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

If you feel like Chrome's been using more RAM on the desktop client since the v67 release a month back, good news: you're not going crazy! Bad news: it definitely is using more RAM (again, on the desktop).

That's because of an advanced new security feature the Chromium team has rolled into the latest version of Google's infamously memory-hungry browser, known as Site Isolation. I'll spare you the technical details, but the short of it is that because the growing number of memory leak vulnerabilities being exposed as part of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws, the Chrome team has decided to enable Site Isolation by default in Chrome on the desktop as of version 67.

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Chrome is using 10-13% more RAM because of Spectre mitigation efforts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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