SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Here are the new features coming soon to your Galaxy Chromebook

Laptop
By 

Last updated: May 12th, 2022 at 16:26 UTC+02:00

If you use any of Samsung’s Chromebooks, you’ll be happy to know that many new features are coming to your device within the next few days. Google has started rolling out the chromeOS 101 update (yes, not Chrome OS and not ChromeOS) to compatible Chromebooks with new features.

The chromeOS 101 update brings a dark boot screen with the new ‘chromeOS’ branding. Earlier, the boot screen used to be white, blinding users’ eyes if they were in a dark room. That shouldn’t be a problem anymore. Plus, the update brings a left-aligned app launcher that makes the UI easier to use and more sophisticated to look at. It also gets the sort by name and sort by app color feature.

If you don’t see the new app launcher design even after updating your Chromebook to chromeOS 101, you can manually enable the feature via the chrome flag called chrome:flags#productivity-launcher. We are still not a fan of the curved corners for the taskbar.

Google ChromeOS 101 Left Aligned App Launcher

The update also brings network-based recovery. You can install a fresh version of chromeOS directly from the internet. However, this feature is only meant for newer Chromebooks. The update also brings minor UI improvements to the camera app. The Cursive note-taking app is also getting the option to enable or disable pan and zoom. It reduces accidental touches while you’re writing on the touchscreen.

Google also seems to be rolling out new features to the Phone Hub section of Chromebooks. However, this feature is only for those who are trying out the Android 13 Beta 2 update on their phones. Some users have started seeing recently captured images and screenshots from their Android 13 device in the Chromebook’s Phone Hub section.

ChromeOS 101 Phone Hub Images

At the Google I/O 2022 event, Google showcased several upcoming features for chromeOS devices. The company announced that users would soon be able to stream messaging apps from their Android phones to their Chromebooks. This means that you can reply to any message received on your phone via a chromeOS laptop.

The internet services giant announced that it would continue to improve multi-device capabilities between Android, chromeOS, Android TV, and Wear OS devices in the future.

Google ChromeOS Android Multi-Device Feature Messaging App Mirroring

Join SamMobile’s Telegram group and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get instant news updates and in-depth reviews of Samsung devices. You can also subscribe to get updates from us on Google News and follow us on Twitter.

Laptop ChromebookGalaxy ChromebookGoogle
Load 0 comments

You might also like

Will Samsung make a gaming Galaxy Chromebook?

There has been a massive rise in demand for Chromebooks over the past couple of years. To meet that demand, Sa …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 8 hours ago

Google shuts down Android Auto for phone screens

Google introduced Android Auto in 2015 as a way to use maps, navigation, and music playback on Android smartph …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 day ago

Daily Deal: Get the Galaxy Chromebook at a 40% discount!

Samsung makes some of the best Chromebooks in the business. Today is your chance to pick one up at a fraction …

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 6 days ago

Samsung Chromebooks could get Material You UI design with future updat …

Alongside Windows laptops, Samsung also sells Chrome OS-based laptops under the Galaxy Chromebook branding. Go …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 week ago

Google Keep will soon get text formatting options

Google Keep is a simple note-taking app that is good enough for most Android users. It is available on ChromeO …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 week ago

Now star important tasks on your Samsung phone using Google Tasks

Google has an app for just about everything. Apart from all the other apps, we know, there is a task manager a …

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 weeks ago