Chrome OS 64 update brings new screenshot feature, app optimizations and more

Chromebooks may now become more preferred device than before.

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Highlights

    • Google has patched both the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities
    • This update will be rolling out to all the devices within the coming days

After introducing a whole new iteration of Chrome web browser, Google has now released build 64 for Chrome OS. The update brings many new features, security fixes, and performance improvements. The company has said that they will make the build available for all the compatible devices over the next couple of days.

One of the main features, a new screenshot shortcut, which is added for convertible devices running Chrome operating system. Apparently, this is similar to how Android smartphone users take screenshots, by holding the power button and volume down button at the same time.

Google Chromebook

In addition to this, Google also enhanced the way Android applications are handled. It also allows users enable VPN services for Google Play apps, which is a highly-requested feature. What’s more, the company has also added a few Android Container Auto Update optimisations and touchscreen pairing settings along with a new split View Mode when users are utilising the OS in tablet mode.

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Now coming to security, with this new update the company has fixed the browser to eliminate the Spectre vulnerability that was in the news recently. The company also released a few patches for both the Spectre and the Meltdown vulnerabilities in its v63 update that was rolled out late last year.

Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities had potential to grant hackers access to users’ sensitive data and steal passwords. Companies like Microsoft and Apple later released the patch for devices affected by these vulnerabilities.