Articles Filed Under Development

Chrome’s Wallpaper App Gets An Awesome New icon

We'll keep this one brief: the wallpaper picker app in Chrome OS will shortly gain a new Material Design icon.

25 February 2015
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Cloud Backup Enabled In Latest Chrome OS Dev

Remember we told you about a new cloud backup feature winging its way to Chrome OS? Well, if you're running the latest developer channel release the feature is available to try.

19 February 2015

Chrome OS App Launcher Icon Changed to Search Motif

The Chrome OS App Launcher icon is to be replaced with a plain white magnifying glass icon, a recent Chromium code commit reveals.

19 February 2015

Chrome OS Dev Debuts Material Design File Manager

A new look file manager is among the changes greeting users of the Chrome OS developer channel, as Google pushes out a new release.

12 February 2015
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‘Mosaic View’ To Be Removed from Chromebook Gallery App

I do hope you're not too attached to the crazy paving photo layout in the Chrome OS gallery app as, sob, it's being removed.

24 January 2015

Android Development on Chromebooks Could Soon Be Easier

Android development on Chromebooks could soon be easier, as Google looks to make two key features of the Android SDK available on Chrome OS images by default.

23 January 2015

Chrome OS ‘Cloud Import’ Will Let You Backup External Drives to Google Drive

A new feature headed to Chrome OS will let users import and back up files on external hard drives, USB sticks and MTP to Google Drive with a single click.

19 January 2015

First Chrome OS Beta, Dev Releases of 2015 Now Rolling Out

Flags to enable experimental Wi-Fi password sync and a Material Design PDF viewer feature in the first Chrome OS Dev Channel release of the year.

9 January 2015

Chrome OS File Manager To Get ‘Material Design’ Revamp

Google is to bring a Material Design file manager to Chrome OS as early as next month, a recent bug report suggests. But what will it look like?

8 January 2015

‘Material Icon’ Headed to Chrome’s Desktop Webcam App

Google's webcam app for Chrome is getting a new "material icon" design in keeping with other Chrome OS apps like the Gallery, File Manager and Audio player.

7 January 2015

Chrome Web Apps Will Soon Behave Like Native Apps on Mac

The latest developer channel release of Google Chrome for Mac features some much needed improvements to the way 'Hosted Apps' run and integrate with OS X.

7 January 2015

Keyboard Auto-Correct Coming to Chrome OS — Helpful Addition Or Potential Annoyance?

Chrome OS recently gained an experimental new feature: auto-correct. But does such a feature make sense on a device with a physical keyboard?

29 December 2014