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Chrome OS is getting Apple’s best video editor and more later this year

Home News Computing (Image credit: Shutterstock) With all the excitement around the Google IO 2022 keynote, you’d be forgiven if you missed IO’s second-day events, which included a “What’s new in Chrome OS” keynote where it showed off the system’s upcoming features.Under the theme of “Better Together”, many of the upcoming features are centered on…


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With all the excitement around the Google IO 2022 keynote, you’d be forgiven if you missed IO’s second-day events, which included a “What’s new in Chrome OS” keynote where it showed off the system’s upcoming features.

Under the theme of “Better Together”, many of the upcoming features are centered on bettering interconnectivity between apps, devices, and Chrome OS. There is no set launch date for any of the features shown. All that was said is they will either be releasing “soon” or “later this year.”

Going down the list, the first change is the inclusion of Fast Pair which will allow you to connect compatible earbuds and headphones to Chrome OS with one tap. You can view the settings and battery life of your earbuds on your Google account.

Chromebook users will have the ability to stream communication apps from their Android phones to their computers. You will see a new Chrome OS window where you can access Chrome OS’s chat feature. However, the phone must be running Android 13 or higher to use this feature. The platform update is expected to launch around October 2022.

The Chrome OS launcher will also less be intrusive as it will no longer take up the entirety of the screen and its Search functionality will have new sorting options to make finding apps less of a chore.

And the last major feature is the introduction of an app discoverer. Machine learning is used to determine your preferences and user behaviour in order to recommend apps. It will also show you how to install the app correctly, even if it is not available on the Play Store.

LumaFusion coming to Chrome OS

Near the end of the keynote, Google revealed that the critically acclaimed video editing app LumaFusion will be making its way to Chrome OS.

LumaFusion is TechRadar’s favorite editing app and even won the iPad App of the Year reward for 2021. LumaFusion’s popularity is due to its ability to take complex features and make them more accessible.

LumaFusion lets users process multiple 4K media files with access to multiple effects, color correction tools, and audio mixing features. This one-time payment is a better option than a subscription plan, which Adobe requires to use its Creative Cloud apps.

Like the rest, LumaFusion on Chrome OS has no launch date, but we can’t wait to fall in love with the app on yet another platform.

Cesar Cadenas

Cesar Cadenas has been writing about the tech industry for several years now specializing in consumer electronics, entertainment devices, Windows, and the gaming industry. He is passionate about cybersecurity, smartphones, and GPUs.

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