Google launches Chrome OS 103, Chrome OS beta 104


Google has announced the release of Chrome OS 103 for Android, along with the release of Chrome OS Beta 104. The Chrome OS 103 update adds your phone’s camera to the Phone Hub as a row of four recent pictures. It also brings Nearby Sharing functionality to Chromebooks which can now receive Wi-Fi credentials from Android. Meanwhile, Chrome OS Beta 104 adds region capture for desktop computers. It will allow users to crop self-captured video tracks. The update also brings new Media Queries Level 4 syntax and rating.

Chrome OS 103 came out with several new features, announced by Google. With the new update, Chrome OS 103 adds a user’s phone camera roll to Phone Hub as a row of four recent photos, including screenshots. If you tap on the image, it will start downloading and will be stored in the Downloads folder for editing and downloading. This feature will also work offline.

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To manually activate the Phone Hub, users can head to Settings > Connected devices > [your phone].

Google has also added the Nearby Sharing feature on Chromebooks. With this feature, Chromebooks will now receive Wi-Fi credentials from Android. Google claims that sharing will be 10 times faster with this update. Finally, Chrome OS 103 brings a new screen capture application aimed at the convenience of teachers. This feature is great for creating video lessons and will allow users to draw and highlight the screen while recording from a selfie camera. Google said the new app will start rolling out this week.

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The release of Chrome OS 104 was also announced by Google. Chrome OS 104 Beta brings features like Region Capture, Level 4 Media Query Syntax, Origin Trials, and more. With Region Caption, Chrome on desktop will now allow users to crop self-captured video recordings. Web apps with Region Capture will be able to crop a recording and remove content before sharing it remotely.

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Media Queries Level 4 Syntax and Evaluation includes syntax for a range of queries. These can now be written using ordinary mathematical comparison operators. It also supports logical operators. Additionally, Chrome OS Beta 104 brings Origin Trials. This allows users to try out new features and provide feedback on its usability, practicality, and effectiveness to the web standards community.



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