Chrome OS construct 72 brings native Assistant integration and PIP

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Chrome OS construct 72 brings native Assistant integration and PIP

Chrome OS model 72 is now rolling out, having moved from beta to official launch. It brings native Google Assistant integration, Image-in-Image video playback, adjustments to the Forged UI and safety enhancements, plus wider Android Pie adoption.

Assistant will now be natively accessible on all Chromebooks. As an alternative of being sidelined within the backside left nook (like on the Pixelbook), it takes middle stage and is handled to a bigger window (like on the Pixel Slate beneath). In any other case, it does the identical Assistant-y issues as on some other gadget, responding to ‘Hey, Google’, answering questions and serving to you keep organized.

The Forged interface has been reworked and now you get a forged icon within the prime proper nook, with the blue coloration scheme of the previous implementation scrapped to make means for a less complicated gray-on-white. Image-in-picture is now accessible in Chrome OS after being launched within the Chrome browser some time in the past and right here it is the default option to open native movies within the browser.

Beneath the floor, Google’s addressed the ‘Rubber ducky’ difficulty – a vulnerability that enables malicious USB units masquerading as keyboards to execute instructions whereas your Chromebook is not awake. Referred to as USBGuard, the brand new characteristic successfully ignores enter from USB connections whereas the gadget is locked, solely to renew them while you unlock it. It can be disabled in the event you wish to reside dangerously.

The replace ought to roll out to all Chromebooks ‘over the subsequent a number of days’.

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