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Chrome OS 80 gets more like Android 10 with gesture navigation

Chrome OS users will have a new way to get around their UI soon. (Source: Google)
Chrome OS users will have a new way to get around their UI soon. (Source: Google)
Chrome OS' next update will add the option of gesture-based navigation. If this feature sounds familiar, it is because it is also found on many phones running Android 10. Chromebooks will also have a greater panel of quick settings as a result of this new software version.
Deirdre O Donnell,

The next upcoming version of Chrome OS has been found to support the gesture-based method of navigation. This feature had been introduced as part of the tenth-anniversary Android upgrade, but is also now part of this system for PCs.

The new navigation option allows a user to swipe up to access the home screen, swipe diagonally to access recent apps, and swipe in from the left to go back. They have been demonstrated by an Android Police contributor on the beta in question, which will be known as Chrome OS 80 on its general release.

The same update will also contain another new aspect that users of these devices may have wished for over several prior versions: more pages of quick settings. Therefore, more applicable buttons and widgets can be added to this area of the interface than usual.

All in all, Chrome OS 80 may be an important milestone in Google's apparent twin goals for the OS: to make touchscreens as integral to it as possible, and to make it as much like Android 10 as possible.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-14 (Update: 2020-01-14)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.