Google Introduces Chrome OS Flex, Next Gen of Chrome OS? – In an effort to get a bigger role in the desktop operating system, Google has previously had Chrome OS which is unfortunately less popular when compared to other OS.
Now about this, Google has recently introduced a new Chrome OS-based operating system called Chrome OS Flex, so what is Chrome OS Flex?
Based on official information from Google, Chrome OS Flex is a more advanced and better OS than the previous generation of Chrome OS, where it is Fast, Safe and Easy to use, Google calls it ‘fast’, ‘easy-to-manage’, and ‘secure.’ . In addition, Chrome OS Flex itself is designed to modernize the old PC and Mac devices that you already have.
Chrome OS Flex itself, more specifically and built for businesses and schools, which you can also download for free and will be compatible with Google’s powerful cloud-based management . Although they look similar, Chrome OS Flex and Chrome OS are not the same , why? let’s go deeper.
Chrome OS Flex vs Chrome OS
Although Chrome OS Flex shares the same base code and release cadence as Chrome OS, one of the main differences between the two is that Chrome OS Flex will not be able to access the Google Play Store. In other words, devices with Chrome OS Flex installed on them will not be able to run Android apps.
In general, Chrome OS Flex is basically a younger version of CloudReady, an operating system based on Chrome OS owned by a company called Neverware, which in 2020 Google bought Neverware to increase their Desktop OS market.
Preview Version Available
Now if you want to try Chrome OS Flex, you can download the Preview version now and you can try it, for the official release or the stable version itself, Google confirmed that the final version will be released around Q2 2022.
In addition, later if you are actually already using CloudReady, then you will get the option to update to Chrome OS Flex after Google releases a stable version of this OS.
As for the system requirements themselves, based on information from 5to5Google , the system requirements themselves are not much different from Chrome OS or CloudReady, and here are some of them.
- Architecture: Intel or AMD x86-64-bit compatible device
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal storage: 16 GB
- Bootable from USB drive
- BIOS: Full administrator access. You’ll need to boot from the Chrome OS Flex USB installer and make some adjustments in the BIOS if you run into issues.
- Processor and graphics: Components made before 2010 might result in a poor experience.
Note: Intel GMA 500, 600, 3600, and 3650 graphics hardware do not meet Chrome OS Flex performance standards.
Well how? Interested in trying Chrome OS Flex? if so, you can download the Preview version from the following Google page .