Touchscreen computers are certainly starting to take off as we’ve seen a number of laptops as well as standalone monitors that Windows 8 users can use in order to reach out and touch their apps. Chrome OS users have gone without being able to make full use of their computers which have a touchscreen, but today, Google has released a new stable build of its computer operating system that adds some much needed support.
Chrome OS 30 allows its users to select text as well as drag and drop by way of a computer’s touchscreen. If you own a Chromebook Pixel, this might be old news for you, but those who have installed Chrome OS onto a computer with a touchscreen will certainly appreciate today’s stable update. Hopefully, today’s update will open up the possibility of more Chromebooks featuring a touchscreen.
Better touchscreen support isn’t the only thing Google made available in its Chrome OS 30 build as you’ll also be able to change audio sources from the tray menu as well as an always-on Quickoffice editor for Word and Excel files. A diagnostic tool to check their Internet connection and a File app will also be available when Chrome OS 30 is rolled out in the next few days.