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Google is working on a new tablet mode for Chrome OS


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Getting Better

With its minimal system requirements, Chrome OS is a natural choice for low-powered convertible devices, and it's about to get even more convenient with a dedicated tablet mode.

The updated tablet version of Chrome OS will work more like Android, opening the full-screen app launcher automatically so you can quickly tap your preferred tool and start working. The launcher currently only opens partially, with an extra gesture necessary to see everything.

The home button is also due to receive an update. In the new mode, giving it a tap minimize all app windows instead of just opening or closing the launcher, making navigation more straightforward.

You've got the touch

This news comes hot on the heels of an announcement that Google is working on a touch-friendly update for the Chrome web browser. The new-look Chrome also takes inspiration from Android, with information displayed on 'cards' and round buttons designed for fingertips.

There's no date yet for the Chrome OS update, but the new version of the web browser is expected on September 2.

Via XDA Developers






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