Google introduced the release of the operating system Chrome OS 57, based on the Linux kernel, system Manager, upstart, Assembly tools ebuild/portage, and open components web browser Chrome 57. The user environment is limited to the Chrome OS web-browser, and instead of the standard programmes involved web-apps, however, Chrome OS includes a full multi-window interface, desktop and taskbar.

Build Chrome OS 57 is available for all current models of the Chromebook, with the exception of AOpen Chromebase Mini, AOpen Mini Chromebox, Chromebook Pixel (2015), Flip C302 ASUS Chromebook, ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA, Plus Samsung Chromebook and Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5 — 312T). Enthusiasts formed an informal Assembly for plain x86, x86_64 and ARM. The source code is distributed under the free Apache 2.0 license.

The main changes in Chrome OS 57:

  • Included hidden authentication;
  • Updated the default Wallpaper and boot splash screen;
  • In the file Manager provided a display of multimedia files from the installed apps for the Android platform;
  • In the file Manager expanded the range of metadata supported by quick view the settings file (properties are displayed when you press the spacebar after selecting a file). Including secured show genre, track duration, album, and year entries for music files, camera settings, exposure settings, ISO and location for photos;
  • All supported devices new features: – added a screen lock PIN;
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  • The management application added built-in camera interface to switch between the front and rear cameras.
  • Citrix Receiver added support for copying and pasting images from the clipboard.
  • On devices that support tablet mode, the power button now turns off the screen.