appmarsh | Google is bringing a portrait mode to Chrome OS for some reason why

Portrait mode on a Chrome OS tablet. Google Weblog

Portrait mode has been a fixture on smartphones since Apple popularized the characteristic again in 2019, making its technique to just about each and every telephone beneath the solar since then. Now, Google has determined to supply the characteristic on Chrome OS gadgets as smartly.

“Portrait mode is now to be had on Google Pixel Slate and we’re operating on bringing it to different Chromebooks,” the corporate famous in a weblog publish detailing new options in Chrome OS 76.

It is a somewhat unusual transfer, as it isn’t the kind of characteristic you’ll go together with Chromebooks and Chrome OS drugs. Alternatively, there are individuals who experience taking pictures with a pill anyway.

Do not be expecting portrait mode on all Chrome OS merchandise, as a few of these gadgets be offering low-quality selfie cameras that would possibly no longer paintings smartly with the mode, Engadget notes. Expectantly Google brings HDR+ images to Chrome OS too, as this is able to certainly make for a larger growth than portrait mode.

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It isn’t the primary time we see portrait mode-style tech on computer systems despite the fact that, as Skype offered background blur throughout video calls previous this yr. In any match, the sheer reality that a full-blown portrait mode is now to be had on Chrome OS presentations us simply how a lot the tech has stepped forward. The mode to start with required twin cameras when it first introduced, however it is now commonplace to look single-camera portrait modes within the smartphone business (beginning with the Pixel sequence).

This is not the one new characteristic hitting Chrome OS this month, as Google showed that Chrome OS 76 additionally gives higher media controls. Extra in particular, you’ll be able to now open your machine menu to look all apps and tabs enjoying audio, pausing and enjoying those tracks from this menu too.

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Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).