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Chrome OS Adds 60 New Aerial Wallpapers

Some 60 new wallpapers have been added to the Chrome OS wallpaper gallery. 

The designs are made up of various aerial shots taken from Google Maps satellite data. From stunning bird’s-eye views of mountains, fields and ice sheets to man-made structures, landmarks and more.


All of the images, which were uploaded before the weekend, are available to download directly in the wallpaper picker app, and are available at a max resolution of 3000×2000 — a perfect fit for the hi-res screen of the Chromebook Pixel.

The satellite imagery marks the first major update to the wallpapers offered in the OS. The previous update, HP Chromebook 11 wallpaper aside, was back in mid-2013.

  • Jeggy

    sorry this is a bit off topic, but is it possible to get ChromeOS as a Desktop Environment to Ubuntu 14.04?

    • Joey-Elijah Sneddon

      Ish. If you’re running Ubuntu x64 bit there’s an installer that lets you ‘log in’ to an Aura desktop, but it’s not perfect and a bit broken.

      Interestingly, Google is now bundled the entire Ash/Aura shell into Linux builds which should mean, in theory, it’ll be possible to use it similar to the Metro session on Windows 8.

    • calden74

      No, you can add traditional Linux packages to Chromium OS though, the development version of Chrome OS. It takes a little time but if done right you could have programs such as VLC, Libre Office, Wine, VNC, even FireFox.

  • Alexander Terry

    anyone have a .zip of all 60?

    • Kenny Rousseau is where i just downloaded them, but it says 50 files :/ though it did have the one i just put on my chromebook

      • Joey-Elijah Sneddon

        Last Updated: “March 20, 2012″

        • Kenny Rousseau

          yeah, but the images were available before today, not all 60 are there, but most of them are

          • Fatriff

            With about 30 of them just being random google maps shots.

    • Craig Tumblison

      At the risk of shameless self-promotion, Chrome UP has all 60 of the new wallpapers in both individual download and bulk download form:

  • Steve

    Do you have to download them manually? Do they not appear automatically?

  • LiamTHX

    Um… cool?