Google releases Chrome OS 100 with new App Launcher and more

Chrome OS 100 Released

In addition to rolling out the 100th update to its Chrome web browser earlier this week, Google has now updated its lightweight Chrome OS platform to version 100 as well. Chrome OS 100 brings various new features and improvements. Among others, some of the highlights of the update include a new app launcher UI, improved search capabilities, the ability to edit text with voice, and more. So, take a quick look at the key features of Chrome OS 100 below.

Chrome OS 100 Released: What’s New?

Starting with the new Launcher in Chrome OS, which is Google’s version of the Windows Start menu, now in A more modern design with rounded corners and opens from the side. Previously, the Chrome OS Launcher was centered and opened from the middle (which oddly enough is now Windows 11’s new Start menu). However, Google has now moved the launcher to the bottom left corner of the screen.

the company also Launcher’s search capabilities improved, So, if you search the web for something, you will now see more information in the Launcher UI without needing to open a browser. Plus, you can now search open windows or browser tabs in Chrome OS to easily find what you’re looking for.

Chrome OS 100 New Launcher UI

The update also brings the ability to edit texts using voice. This feature depends on the Dictation feature in Chrome OS and Allows you to remove a character or word from your voice or move the cursor to a new position, However, it’s worth noting that you need to turn on the dictation feature to edit text with voice.

Edit Text with Chrome OS 100 Voice Feature

Google also Added the ability to create short GIFs in Chrome OS 100 Which can be easily shared on social media platforms. The camera app on the platform now has a GIF mode that lets you record a 5-second video that can be converted to GIF.

Chrome OS 100 GIF Maker

More Chrome OS 100 Features

Apart from these, Google has added many features aimed at students like Ability to link school accounts to Family Link So that children can get their school resources from their homes.

In addition, IT administrators will be able to Manage devices in an organization more easilyThanks for adding a new reporting system to Chrome OS 100. This system shows the tools in an organization that need attention from IT administrators.

Furthermore, the recently introduced Chrome OS Flex has now entered beta. It was first introduced as an Early Access program. Interested people can try it from here.

Now, thanks to the availability of Chrome OS 100, it is currently available to the users with all the above features. While some of the rumored features like animated screensavers and a built-in screen recorder were not delivered in this update, we can expect Google to roll them out with minor updates in the coming days. So, what do you think about the new Chrome OS 100? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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