Google To Roll-Out Its Latest Chrome 72 Update: Optimised Browser For Touchscreen In Tablet Mode Amongst New Features

Swarajya Staff

Feb 11, 2019, 02:31 PM | Updated 02:31 PM IST

The Google logo is reflected in the eye of a girl (Representative image) (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) 
The Google logo is reflected in the eye of a girl (Representative image) (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) 

Tech giant Google is bringing its new update for the Chrome 72 browser along with bug fixes, security updates and latest features like external storage access for Android applications, the Economic Times has reported. The update will also include microSD cards and USB drives with Picture in Picture (PiP) mode for sites on Chrome.

The company, in a blog post on Saturday (9 February) said that Chrome 72 would optimise the Google Chrome browser for touchscreen devices on tablet mode and also adds app shortcuts for the Android apps, which will be searchable in the launcher.

“Users can find an app shortcut by long pressing or right-clicking on an Android app,” the post informs. Further, the update would also include Google Assistant and Android Pie to more Chromebooks after it is tested on the ‘Pixel Slate’ device.

The update will also have a tutorial page - ChromeVox informing about touch-gestures in Chrome’s built-in screen reader. “Within the screen reader, we have added a setting in the ChromeVox options page that would read anything under the mouse cursor,” the post said.

Users will also be able to save files on Google Drive’s Backup and Sync. The data will be available in the Files app under the My Drive/Computers option. The post noted that the systems would be receiving updates over the next few days.

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