Google has launched Chrome 103, the place it is making an attempt to resolve the syncing points that customers have had with Google’s gadgets for years, beginning with Cellphone Hub.
On this new update (opens in new tab), the characteristic is getting a lift in how any pictures taken in your Android system will present up in your different Google gadgets, equivalent to Chromebooks and tablets, so long as you are signed in to the identical account.
There’s additionally, lastly, a greater method to share Wi-Fi passwords because of Nearby Share. When you’re linked to a community, you may share this with one other Chromebook or smartphone just like the Pixel 6 for instance, enabling them to connect with the community instantly.
It is good to lastly see these high quality of life options arrive from Google, contemplating Apple has had them for years. Nevertheless, whereas the corporate states that that is solely the start of what it needs to do for syncing gadgets, this could have occurred a lot sooner.
Evaluation: good begin Google, now lets see extra
We’re in an age the place many customers personal multiple sensible system, and lots of these run on Google’s software program. Contemplating it has been troublesome to share content material between gadgets for years, it is baffling that the corporate hasn’t acted on enhancements to this sooner.
Apple’s iCloud service has enabled tabs and Wi-Fi passwords to be shared between customers since 2015, for instance, whereas pairing your AirPods to an iPhone has been round since 2017, whereas Google did not introduce an analogous characteristic till 2021.
It is time for the corporate to get its act collectively on this, and it is reassuring that it appears to be doing so. Nevertheless, time will inform simply how briskly these adjustments will land on Android 13, Chrome OS and extra.