Chrome OS Update: Google Now Card, Password Zip Support, New Material Design

Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? I decided to relax over the weekend and I didn’t feel like doing anything but watch Wrestle-mania, NBA and March Madness games and boy was I entertained! Anyway, I am sure a lot of you know what I am talking about, with that said, today we look at some new features coming your way thanks to the hardworking staff at Google, read on…

Google Now cards part of Chrome Launcher 2.0 which is expected to be rolled out to us in the upcoming Beta release coming next week.

Google Now Card Launcher on Chrome OS

Google Now Card Launcher on Chrome OS

According to Chrome Community Manager Ernest Cabrera:

The new launcher is the best way to start new activities on Chrome OS, like performing a Google search or launching apps. It’s fast, simple, and helps you get things done. We’ve enhanced search to help you find what you are looking for faster, put the apps you most often use right at your fingertips, and brought the power of Google Now to your Chromebook. Rolling out to Beta within the week.

But that’s not all! They have more amazing updates coming to your Chrome OS powered machines including:

  • Password-protected ZIP support

Password Protected Zip files work on Chromebook

Password Protected Zip files work on Chromebook

You can now unzip password-protected ZIP files in a snap.

  • Timezone Autoupdate

Enable Timezone Auto-Update on your Chromebook

Enable Timezone Auto-Update on your Chromebook

Users travelling with a Chromebook are now in for a treat!  Chrome OS will automatically detect a change in location and update your system’s timezone.

  • Material Design

Enable Material Design on Files App

Enable Material Design on Files App

Files App is the first app to get a fresh coat of paint. Be on the lookout for others soon.

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