Regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, which already pressured some schedule adjustments on Google builders, the corporate has launched Chrome OS 81 to the secure channel. The newest launch packs a brand new gesture navigation for the tablet mode and provides picture-in-picture support for Android apps. It additionally shrinks the taskbar ever so barely to offer you more display actual property.
The brand new gesture navigation appears like a hybrid between Android 10’s and the iPad’s gesture systems. The very first thing you may discover after coming into the tablet mode is the omission of the beforehand at all times-seen taskbar (formally known as “Quick shelf”) in favor of a capsule that means swiping actions from the underside of your display screen. If you wish to see your Quick shelf, swipe up just a bit and maintain till it is seen.
To go to your home screen, rapidly swipe up from the underside of the display screen. If you wish to enter the multitasking view, you should swipe up, too; however, maintain your finger for a bit till you’ll be able to see the overview of your apps. There’s additionally an Android 10-like again gesture from the left aspect of the show. It really works in browser home windows in addition to the net and Android apps, although it does not appear to be purposeful once you use Linux purposes like GIMP.
The upcoming Lenovo Chromebook Duet can even be the primary tablet to reap the benefits of a browser window redesign that brings it on-par with Chrome for Android. Different Chromebooks will get the brand new UI later.
Picture-in-picture assist has already been accessible within the Chrome OS 81 beta, and now anybody on the secure channel can reap the benefits of it. Apps like Netflix that assist PIP on Android will mechanically make the most of that API on Chrome OS, too.