Chrome OS gets Google Play Video
Chrome OS gets Google Play Video Transcript
-If at first you don??t succeed has been the mantra of minitech project and Google??s Chrome OS is no different. I am Seth Rosenblatt for CNET. And today, we??re taking a first look at Chrome OS 23. It??s integration with Google Play and other new features. New apps are used to call out many Google services including from Android, Google place for music, books and movies. Chrome remote desktop for remoting into Windows and Mac??s is still a bit poky but it does give you access to other computers. The OS does come with Google plus hangout so you can do video chat. And Chrome OS up sleeve on the bottom, you can right click to pin or customize the background. It also comes with some default. The OS updates every 6 weeks to improve legacy hardware performance overtime. Chrome OS is really meant for those who love their Google accounts. Google Sync carries apps, settings, extensions, bookmarks, history, tabs, and passwords across computers. If you??re worried about security, you can use Google??s two-factor authentication. There??s also Cloud Print so you can remotely print from any Chrome OS device. It supports PDF, zip, rar, powerpoint and other file formats. And the built-in native client under the hood helps power robust apps and games. Google drive integration provides instant file sync and backup as well as offline support. The ongoing development of Chrome OS means that over time it does get better and better. Still, it??s really meant us a laptop for home use on the couch or for students in schools. It can be used as a backup machine, but it??s really hard to use in situations where you want to do deep edits of photos or if you need something more powerful than Google Docs. If you are a Google fan and you love your Google account, you??re going to love using Chromo OS because it??s meant for people really who deepen the ecosystem. For CNET, I??m Seth Rosenblatt.
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Google Chrome OS Review
The good: Chrome OS continues to mature, as regular updates bring rapid improvement to the browser-based operating system. New changes we like include Google Play integration and 100GB of Google Drive storage for free.
The bad: Chrome OS continues to be hamstrung by familiar limitations: popular cross-platform programs like Skype don't work, Chrome is terrible with large numbers of tabs, and non-Google sites can't be easily integrated as apps.
The bottom line: Chrome OS struggles with the delineation between apps and Web sites, even though they are fast growing together. Great for students and casual home use, the day is coming when it'll be competitive, but it's not yet a replacement for a more mature OS.
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