Google released Chrome OS 69 for devices Chromebook, a critical version that follows the steps of Chrome 69, offering major upgrades.
Chrome OS 69 is the first version of the operating system based on Linux and allows support for Linux applications on a Chromebook. However, this feature is presented to beta users and is only available on selected devices due to hardware limitations.
In addition, Chrome OS 69 introduces some awesome features such as Night Light, which reduces the blue light of your Chromebook screen to improve your sleep quality, text-to-speech, dictation support in any text field and the integration of Tablet Mode.
Chrome OS 69 is also accompanied by a redesigned "Files" application that not only allows users to view files from installed Android and Linux applications, but also adds native support for Team Drives. Users will now be able to save the Google Play application files directly to the Files application via the share sheet.
It also adds power state alerts for Kiosk applications, faster access to emojis and the ability to disable applications in the Overview mode by simply moving the button.
Finally, Chrome OS 69 adds a new video download service and brings various visual enhancements for a better Chromebook experience.
On the other hand, as expected, the version addresses some of the latest security vulnerabilities, including the L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) timing defect, known as Foreshadow.