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Chrome OS Improvements Show A Standalone, More Desktop-Like Files App

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    Chrome OS improvements show a standalone, more desktop-like Files app — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Kevin C. Tofel - April 19, 2013

    SUMMARY: Google continues to quickly iterate its Chrome OS platform, with the latest developer build showing a much improved Files app. And it is an app; something called a Packaged App that can have more functionality than a web app.


    -- "As it matures, Google's Chrome OS is looking more and more like a traditional operating system as opposed to a simple browser. Fran├žois Beaufort from Google points out the Files app shows a number of improvements in the latest Developer version of Chrome OS. And unlike web apps, Files will be what Google calls a Packaged App; software that runs in Chrome OS outside of the browser."
     
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    Latest software update hints at Chrome OS tablets being "what's next" for Google — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Kevin C. Toefel - April 24, 2013

    SUMMARY: We've hear rumors of Google Chrome tablets in the past but they've never panned out. Google, in fact, denied working on one. The most recent Chrome OS build gives strong hints that point to the contrary, however.


    -- "Google added a number of new software features in the developer build of Chrome OS this week, with at least one indicating the company could be looking at new form factors for the Chrome OS platform. Google had to pull the release due to an unrelated bug, but in the release notes, it said Chrome OS now supports screen rotation. That's a feature typically reserved for devices that are used in both portrait and landscape, such as tablets."
     
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    Hmm... IMO this is the kind of announcement that Google would tend to make at Google I/O. We'll find out soon enough.....
     

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