Google is among the biggest names when it comes to the world of technology. The company has been around for quite a long while, and has been bringing forward numerous innovations in the way we know the markets to operate. Google’s latest update brings out numerous, much needed changes in the Chrome OS with the Chrome OS 56 update. Let us take a look at what’s new in this OS update from Google:
What’s New in Chrome OS 56
- Design Changes: The Chrome OS 56 update brings the Chrome OS at par with the design style that Google has been following with their Android OS as well as the Android Wear OS. Over the past few years this has been the standard Google design. The latest update to the Chrome OS improves various elements in this Operating System. Icons are now rounder and many new animations have been improved.
- Updates for the Visually Impaired: The ChromeVox Screen Reader gets a large number of updates following the arrival of Chrome OS 56. Visually impaired readers can now control the OS in a better manner using only voice commands and audio prompts. In addition to this, the braille display keyboards have also been innovated to provide the visually impaired users with a better experience. For those not comfortable with these new updates, ChromeVox Classic is still an option.
Google Play Store Support
The Chrome OS 56 update was expected to bring in the Google Play Store support for various laptops. However, Google has named only one device to be getting this update – ASUS Chromebook Flip 2. However, more Chromebooks are expected to get the update at the Google I/O 2017 event later in May. The Chrome OS 56 update is now out for all the Chromebook devices other than the ASUS Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R11 and the 2015 Chromebook Pixel.