Technology Chrome OS to soon support Android-inspired gesture controls

19:55  14 january  2020
19:55  14 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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As reported by Android Police, Chrome OS 80 includes two more features ported over from Android — gesture navigation and multiple As seen in the video above, the gestures work quite a bit like the ones Google released with Android 10 and allow you to swipe up to go back to home, swipe from the

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Over the weekend, Android Police reported that Chrome OS 80, a version of the operating system currently in beta, will support a gesture-based navigation system which will make the OS more usable by tablet users.

a man in a dark room: Google optimizes Chrome OS for tablet use.© AFP PHOTO/Kimihiro Hoshino Google optimizes Chrome OS for tablet use.

In an Android 10-like fashion, Chrome OS is getting a collection of gesture controls with which people can use to navigate the system sans keyboard. As a result, a wider range of handheld mobile devices will actually be able to effectively use the Google-made OS.

This feature is currently in beta as part of an upcoming system version, Chrome OS 80. Those with 80 enabled will be able to swipe up to return to the home screen, drag up to open the overview screen, and swipe right from the left edge of the display to go back. A quick, short swipe from the bottom of the screen will pull up the application dock.

Though the gestures work with most apps, Android Police states that some "freak out when you try to use them."

As this ability is still in beta, Google has time to refine its performance ahead of a public release. In any case, the integration of gesture controls with Chrome OS demonstrates the company's intention to optimize the operating system for tablets and hybrid laptops -- an important goal considering that devices of the future may all have folding displays instead of physical keyboards.

Gesture navigation is coming to Chrome OS .
When Chrome OS arrived on its first tablet in 2018, we were skeptical. It didn't make a lot of sense to have a Chrome system without a keyboard. As reported by Android Police, Chrome OS 80 recently hit the beta channel that includes the new gestures. You can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go home, drag up and hold to see the Chrome overview screen or swipe from left to right to go back. You can also do a short drag up to bring up the dock.

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