Google has released the latest update to its Chrome OS platform. Photo: Reuters

CAPE TOWN – Google has released the latest update to its Chrome OS platform. 

Chromium OS is an open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web.

Chrome OS was first launched in 2009. 

Commenting on the release of Chrome 69, Google said: "This build contains a number of bug fixes and security updates. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days."

A noticeable addition is the Material Theme design which was recently introduced to the Chrome browser.

Linux support has also been added that will allow users to run Linux apps on supported devices.

This build further contains a number of bug fixes and security updates, and systems will receive updates in the coming days.

Here are the new features added to Chrome OS 69:

  • Files app UI refresh with new support for accessing Play files.
  • Native support for Team Drives in Files app.
  • Save Play app files directly to the Files app via the share sheet.
  • Run Linux apps on supported devices.
  • Dictation into any text field, a new feature in accessibility settings.
  • Power state alerts for Kiosk apps.
  • Global text-to-speech settings.
  • Night Light.
  • Fast Access to Emojis.
  • OOBE visual improvements.
  • Swipe to close apps in Overview.
  • Tablet mode behaviour unification.
  • Video capture service.
  • L1TF and Foreshadow Vulnerabilities security fix.

"If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu," said Google. 

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