September 28, 2021

Google updates Chrome OS with security, smart display and personalization features

Windows 10 has always offered robust personalization options, but Google’s Chrome OS is catching up. Chrome OS 88, which started rolling out Tuesday, now offers the ability to customize your lock screen as well as some security conveniences for ac...

Windows 10 has always offered robust personalization options, but Google’s Chrome OS is catching up. Chrome OS 88, which started rolling out Tuesday, now offers the ability to customize your lock screen as well as some security conveniences for accessing Web sites.

Specifically, Chrome OS 88 now offers you the ability to pull from your Google Photos when displaying the lock screen. Google’s OS also now supports WebAuthn, a standard that allows you to use your Chromebook as a second factor in logging into websites.

The debate between whether to buy a Chromebook versus a Windows laptop encompasses many fronts. Windows has offered many options to personalize your PC.  Chromebooks have always suffered somewhat here—they’ve been designed primarily to get things done. 

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