View Full Version : Chrome OS gets a new launcher and more Material Design

April 17th, 2015, 22:25
http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/ea902a1fa82a9f73be7730a6f7bb61e4/201666588/P1010013.jpg (http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/17/chrome-os-meterial-design-update/)Early adopters have had access to a redesigned Chrome OS launcher (http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/28/chrome-os-beta-launcher-google-now/) since last month. Now, Google is making that feature available to all users of its web-based operating system. Today's fresh, stable update (http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2015/04/stable-channel-update-for-chrome-os_16.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GoogleChromeReleases+%28Googl e+Chrome+Releases%29) to Chrome OS also comes packed with a number of Material Design (http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/25/googles-new-design-language-is-called-material-design/) elements, bringing a new look (http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/11/google-ios-search-material-design/) to the Files app and the default typeface. Just as well, there's an updated calculator app, support for password-protected zip files -- plus, of course, the customary bug fixes and security revisions. So expect to see changes the next time you boot up your Chrome OS machine, some visible, others not so much. Either way, rest assured they are for the better, especially the Google Now-equipped Chrome Launcher 2.0.