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Chrome OS adds Android-style gesture control (5 photos)


Google announced the resumption of exitUpdates for Chrome OS and Chrome, which were interrupted in early March due to an exacerbated epidemic. Then the company decided to abandon for some time updates, in order to maintain stability and security of systems, to ensure remote operation of quarantined users. Now the technology giant is returning to updates and launching the Chrome OS 81 build, bringing new features to tablets running Chrome OS.

According to the developers, the latest updateoperating system for tablet mode will provide increased navigation efficiency, thanks to the introduction of control using new gestures. The innovation is similar to the existing navigation system in Android using gestures.

Gesture Control System for Chrome OSgreatly simplifies working in tablet mode for Chromebooks. For example, after introducing the assembly of Chrome OS 81, to go to the main screen in tablet mode, the user just needs to swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

If you perform a similar gesture from the bottomscreen to the top, but holding your finger at the end of the movement, then all working windows and applications will be displayed on the screen. To move between web pages, the user now only needs to swipe your finger along the left side of the screen in the horizontal direction.

Innovations have affected the Shelf application panel. For greater user comfort, the ability to access open or pinned applications using the Quick shelf function has been introduced. To activate the function, you need to perform a small swipe at the bottom of the screen. Also in all Play Store apps, the picture-in-picture mode works, which is also available when switching to tablet mode.

The Chrome OS 81 update has made many improvements andto work with the browser in tablet mode. The navigation and control system is similar to the Android system, which is already familiar to users, where the tabs are moved by dragging or dropping or using the swipe gesture from the bottom up. The first device to demonstrate these features is the Lenovo Chromebook Duet, which is scheduled for release in the coming months.




Source: neowin