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CR-48 Chromebooks Now get Aura UI with ChromeOS 20

ChromeOS 20 - Aura UI - Screenshot showing Windowed Chrome on a CR-48 Chromebook

ChromeOS 20 - Aura UI - Screenshot showing Windowed Chrome on a CR-48 Chromebook

I just opened my Chromebook to sit on the couch and do some blogging tonight, and lo and behold – on the Dev Channel, an update was waiting to bring the machine up from ChromeOS 18 straight to ChromeOS 20 – which brought me the Aura UI!

From what I had read earlier regarding the Aura UI, Google was going to skip right past Aura on the CR-48, giving CR-48 users only critical patches & updates.  From what I read, it looked like I was going to have to install Linux on the machine to keep it useful.

So, I was obviously surprised when I saw this tonight!

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2 comments on “CR-48 Chromebooks Now get Aura UI with ChromeOS 20

  1. Whoohoo!

  2. Luke G.
    August 13, 2012

    Indeed it was nice to see Google share some love with CR-48 owners! At the very least, it doesn’t look as ‘clunky’ as the prior GUI builds did.

    I now notice a bluetooth entry in the menu. I’ll have to see what that’s all about, as I didn’t believe bluetooth was actually usable on the CR-48…

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