CNET First Look
Chrome OS gets Google PlayGoogle Play and 100 GB of cloud storage comes to Chrome OS, following an overhaul earlier this year that gave the browser-based operating system a Desktop look. Here's a taste of the latest Chrome OS update.
-If at first you don??t succeed has been the mantra of minitech project and Google??s Chrome OS is no different. I am Seth Rosenblatt for CNET. And today, we??re taking a first look at Chrome OS 23. It??s integration with Google Play and other new features. New apps are used to call out many Google services including from Android, Google place for music, books and movies. Chrome remote desktop for remoting into Windows and Mac??s is still a bit poky but it does give you access to other computers. The OS does come with Google plus hangout so you can do video chat. And Chrome OS up sleeve on the bottom, you can right click to pin or customize the background. It also comes with some default. The OS updates every 6 weeks to improve legacy hardware performance overtime. Chrome OS is really meant for those who love their Google accounts. Google Sync carries apps, settings, extensions, bookmarks, history, tabs, and passwords across computers. If you??re worried about security, you can use Google??s two-factor authentication. There??s also Cloud Print so you can remotely print from any Chrome OS device. It supports PDF, zip, rar, powerpoint and other file formats. And the built-in native client under the hood helps power robust apps and games. Google drive integration provides instant file sync and backup as well as offline support. The ongoing development of Chrome OS means that over time it does get better and better. Still, it??s really meant us a laptop for home use on the couch or for students in schools. It can be used as a backup machine, but it??s really hard to use in situations where you want to do deep edits of photos or if you need something more powerful than Google Docs. If you are a Google fan and you love your Google account, you??re going to love using Chromo OS because it??s meant for people really who deepen the ecosystem. For CNET, I??m Seth Rosenblatt.