As well as announcing the launch of a new iOS application that allows users to access Chrome Remote Desktop directly from their Apple iPhone devices.
Google has also this week announced newly added support to enable Chromebook owners to boot a different operating system from a connected a USB drive.
Google’s François Beaufort explained that the Google Chrome OS development team is developing an easy debugging switch that lets developers tinker with the system files, such as installing new drive images. Beaufort explains :
“In order to support installing and testing custom code on Chrome OS devices, the chromium team is currently adding the ability to easily enable Debugging Features¹ when the device is booted in Developer Mode.”
New features for developers include :
– Remove rootfs verification so you can modify OS files
– Enable SSH access to the device using the standard test keys so you can use tools such as cros flash
– Enable booting from USB so you can install an OS image from a USB drive
– Set both the dev and the system root login password to a custom value so you can manually SSH into the device
For more information on the new USB Drive booting features for Chromebooks jump over to the Google+ website for details via the link below.