Google releases Chrome.OS dev, an internet hub for builders
As Chromebook gross sales develop at a powerful clip, Google is encouraging builders to construct extra apps optimized for large-screen units. To that finish, Google’s Chrome OS staff on Wednesday launched ChromeOS.dev, an internet hub with Chrome OS assets for technical builders, designers, product managers and enterprise leaders.
The brand new hub contains technical assets and tutorials, product bulletins, code samples and extra. It is presently accessible in English and Spanish and geared towards a variety of builders, together with novices and licensed consultants, in addition to net, Android and Linux builders.
There are already greater than 1 million apps on the Google Play Retailer optimized for bigger screens, Google famous in a weblog submit Wednesday. Nonetheless, there’s room for development. “As our new actuality creates a better want for useful and interesting apps on large-screen units, we’re working laborious to streamline the method by making Chrome OS extra versatile, customizable, and intuitive,” the weblog submit mentioned.
Citing information from the NPD Group, a market analysis agency, Chromebook unit gross sales grew 127 % year-over-year from March by June of this 12 months. By comparability, NPD Group says the remainder of the US pocket book class elevated by 40 %.
Some new options for Chrome OS builders introduced Wednesday embrace Android Emulator help in Chrome OS, giving builders with supported Chromebooks the power to check their apps for any Android model and gadget.
In the meantime, Chrome OS Terminal now comes with customizable Linux Terminals, together with built-in tabs and shortcuts, in addition to customizable themes.