Chrome OS polished adding 'Zip Files, Boot Up, "addictive games"' and more

Google is envisioning Chrome OS to look these days. As you can see from the first image below, the design has been simplified quite a bit. As you can see from the image, you'll be able to browse without being logged in to a Google account.More substantial seems to be a new side tabs bar […]

Google is envisioning Chrome OS to look these days. As you can see from the first image below, the design has been simplified quite a bit. As you can see from the image, you'll be able to browse without being logged in to a Google account.

More substantial seems to be a new side tabs bar option, housing "time, battery, and WiFi indicators" replacing tabs currently found at the top of Chromium OS (and Chrome). And there appears to be a little smiley icon, perhaps indicating some sort of message?

the options page:

logging in to a Google account, this's what the latest ideas for the log-in screen for Chrome OS look like:


latest look of notification pop-ups in Chromium OS:

Chromium OS content browser:

  • Google is heavily testing Chromium OS internally on machines known only as "Dogfood Device"
  • unzipping of zip files currently, isn't in Chromium OS, but a number of people inside & outside of Google are saying it's a necessity for OS
  • Chrome OS will feature both screen savers and screen locker
  • A big issue Google has been thinking about for a long time is "addictive" offline games that people can play with Chrome OS machines. Initial ideas included: Solitaire, Poker, Tower Defense, Color flood game, Minesweeper-style, Suduko, Bejewled-style.
  • Here's current boot-up process:
    1. Black screen with big cursor
    2. Flash followed by Black screen with small cursor [correct VGA mode has been set]
    3. Blue box appears in middle of the screen with Chrome OS but there's a cursor at top left
    4. Screen goes black for a split second
    5. Background screen flashes with an image
    6. Login box flies in from bottom
    7. User logs in and login box just vanishes
    8. Its replaced by background screen
    9. Chrome slides in from the right

More Info: Chrome OS

[TechCrunch]