Chrome OS 77 to bring support for Assistant by default to more Chromebooks

“Google Chrome OS 77 stable is expected to release some time in September, but the Canary builds are already available for testing”

Months after spotting traces of a new Assistant experience, Google will be finally enabling support for Assistant by default on all devices running Chrome OS 77, according to a commit in the Chromium Gerrit. To remind you, the Assistant support for Chrome OS debuted on Pixelbook nearly two years before and has been a commonly heard feature on newly launched Chrome OS devices. The Chrome OS 77 stable is scheduled to release some time in September, but the Canary builds are already available for testing.


Furthermore, Google is essentially changing the Assistant flags in Chrome://flags from “disabled by default” to “enabled by default.” However, changing the flag simply doesn’t bring Assistant support just yet. Since these changes are spotted in the source code, things might take a turn or can be cancelled at any stage. But we will keep tabs on the latest developments.

Google recently rolled out Chrome 76 beta that brings several privacy-centric improvements and new feature. It will block flash by default for HTML5 and is also making it impossible for websites to identify if users’ are using incognito mode. If you’ve enabled dark mode on the browser, Chrome 76 will now automatically turn sites, that don’t have it, dark. On Google Chrome mobile, the standard ‘Add to home screen’ details bar can now be customised by the developer. The company is also working on a new design for the UI that is aimed at simplifying Progressive Web Apps installation.

Sai Krishna is a close follower of tech and everything that has the word 'smart' involved. This makes him passionate to write about everything revolving around the world of technology. He can always be seen surfing the web and while he’s not working, you can find him re-watching Seinfeld and reading comics.
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