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Chrome OS update brings credit card autofill, physical keyboard autocorrection, and more
Chromebooks have come a long way in just a few years. What was once an online-only affair has expanded into a much more capable platform with a growing number of offline-capable apps, a handful of Android apps, and increasingly complex online apps as well.
Chrome OS continues to evolve all the time, and in the latest update hitting the stable channel (43.0.2357.81), is bringing a number of unspecified bug fixes, performance improvements, and a few new features to the table that will make the Chromebook experience even better.
Probably one of the biggest changes here is autofill settings for credit cards from Google Wallet, which should make filling out payment information online much easier. Next on the list are some keyboard changes. First, the physical keyboard will now offer auto correction, handy for those who do a lot of typing and are looking to sort out minor typos on the fly. Second, the virtual keyboard UI on Chrome OS is getting a Material Design upgrade.
The last noteworthy change in the update will affect the least amount of users, as it is only for the 2nd-gen Chromebook Pixel. Pixel owners will now be able to say “Ok Google” anywhere in the OS, making voice search much more useful on Chrome OS.
The new Chrome OS update should be rolling out to many users right away, though it could take a few days to reach everyone.