Chromes OS beta to get new launcher; looks similar to Google Now

Google is about to launch some new functionalities to its Chrome OS, the primary being the Chrome Launcher 2.0. At the moment this feature will only be accessible to those using the Chrome OS beta.

According to developer Francois Beaufort, "This 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."

The new launcher looks similar to Google Now and also shows updates in the card format. There is a search bar at the top as well. Considering it is a launcher, you also get the app list which you can access when your need them.

Apart from the launcher, you will also get other features such as password-protected ZIP support which lets you unzip password-protected ZIP files. Timezone auto-update lets Chrome OS automatically detect changes in location of users and update the system's timezones. Finally, the files app will get the material design layout.

Users can also send their feedback on these new features on the Chrome OS beta.

Updated Date: Mar 31, 2015 09:10 AM