Google announced a new feature called Phone Hub for Chrome OS that improves the integration of Chromebooks with Android devices. It also adds shortcuts and features that will make it easier for users to perform different activities on the computer.
Phone Hub will make it easier to connect Android devices to Chromebooks
One of the new features brought by this major update for Chromebooks is a new control center called Phone Hub. From this control center, users will be able to access some of the most popular mobile functions: location of the device, Wi-Fi hotspot, answer messages, view battery status and notifications, among other options.
In addition, Chromebook will automatically connect when it detects a Wi-Fi network cataloged as trusted on your Android mobile phone. Of course, to be able to use this feature you need to log in with the same Google account.
Google has also taken into account other features that facilitate the activities users perform on the device. For example, a new clipboard that saves the last five items, multimedia controls in quick settings, a new screenshot tool to dispense with keyboard shortcuts, and even a shortcut for important files are going to change the user experience for sure.
The design of Chrome OS has been renewed
Features have also been added to make it easier to configure and monitor the computers that children will be using. For example, parents will be able to set up the Google school account on the computer so they can monitor if they are doing their homework via Family Link.
The design of the Chrome OS app icons has been renewed. On the other hand, one of the future updates will add another new feature called Nearby Sharing. This way you will be able to transfer files between your smartphone and Chromebook using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct. For now you can enjoy the benefits of the new feature called Phone Hub.