Last Wednesday, December 11, Google He launched Chrome 79. A short time later it had to launch two maintenance versions, one for the desktop and one for Android, and yesterday it was the operating system's turn. Chrome OS 79 It is now available and, like every month, it has arrived with few news, but some interesting ones such as multimedia controls on the lock screen so that, among other things, we can control the playback of certain content without having to enter the operating system.
Chrome OS 79 arrives a month and a half after the earlier version and he does it with two outstanding novelties. The first is the controls on the lock screen mentioned above, while the second is a function that will allow us control mouse acceleration. What they have added is an option to manually enable or disable mouse acceleration, something that is available from the general settings of the operating system.
Chrome OS 79 arrives with two outstanding novelties
The third novelty that Google mentions about Chrome OS 79, one less important, is that now shows the expiration date of the self-update (AUE = Auto Update Expiration) from the "About Chrome OS" section. Google explains that «Chromebooks, Chromebases, and Chromeboxes handle updates automatically and make sure your device always has the latest version of software and security features. The details of the date of the AUE of your device can now be found in the section 'About Chrome OS' in the settings«.
Chrome OS 79 too fix some minor bugs and adds security fixes. The official launch was yesterday December 18, which means that it should already be available on all supported devices. Google usually releases its software gradually, so if the update has not yet appeared, it will do so in the next few hours.