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Google rolls out the new version of ChromeOS 124 for Chromebook users

Google rolls out the new version of ChromeOS 124 for Chromebook users. The new version comes with several exciting features, including a faster split-screen setup and a new Quality of Service (QoS) feature for Wi-Fi.

Google rolls out the new version of ChromeOS 124 for Chromebook users. The new version comes with several exciting features, including a faster split-screen setup and a new Quality of Service (QoS) feature for Wi-Fi. Chromebook users can now upgrade to this new version of ChromeOS. However, the rollout is not happening all at once and will continue over the coming days.

How to update to ChromeOS 124?

For all Chrome users, the new version will be rolling out soon. You can check if a new update is available for you by following these steps:

  • Head to the Settings of your Chromebook.
  • Select About Chrome OS from the bottom of the screen.
  • Then, you will see the option Check for updates. Just click on that.
  • If an update is available for you, it will automatically download the update.

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ChromeOS 124 Features

The Google roll out the Chrome OS 124 with some important fetaure that will make chromeos operating system to operate more smoothly and efficient.

  1. Faster Split Screen Setup feature

Similar to Windows OS, the split screen is now faster and smoother. You can snap an app to one side of the screen and preview another app on the other side to choose the one you want. This reduces friction compared to the old feature where you had to navigate to the other app and repeat the side-by-side pinning process. As you see below the screenshot publihsed by 9to5Google.

Setting up split screen in ChromeOS. Image Source: 9to5Google
  1. Wi-Fi Quality of Service (QoS)

This feature improves Wi-Fi prioritization and faster pairing. It prioritizes Wi-Fi for video calls and gaming applications on congested Wi-Fi networks, enabling high-quality video calls and streaming without buffering, and faster performance for gaming applications.

  1. Other New Features

Faster mouse pairing: You can pair compatible mice with one click by simply placing them close to your Chromebook.

Adjustable cursor size: This is helpful for people with low vision who want to adjust the cursor size for better visibility.

Redesigned Settings app: The Chrome OS Settings app has been redesigned to group all Google settings together, making it easier to adjust settings similar to your smartphone settings menus.

Conclusion

These new features in Chrome OS 124 make ChromeOS a smoother and more efficient operating system for Chromebook users. Head to the Settings menu and check if the update is available for you. Update to the latest version to access these new features.

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