After more than six weeks delay from the latest label build of Google, the Chrome OS 59 update has officially been released for all Samsung Chromebook Pro. The new package update includes the improvements that Google introduced for the compatible laptops last month, including a redesigned Settings menu based on the company’s Material Design and the Native Printing feature.
The Native Printing support is the most functional feature added in the Chrome OS build 59, which allows users to directly connect to the printer on their same local network while still viewing any document. To do this on Chrome OS 58 and older versions, you are asked to register your printer with the Google Cloud Print service so that you were able to control it from your Chromebook. With this new feature, all you need to do is getting the printer’s IP address and then you can start printing documents from your Chrome OS-laptops. In case you cannot find it, the operating system will offer you a step-by-step guide. The new software update also includes a number of bug fixes and slightly performance enhancements to the overall user experience of the Samsung’s Chromebook Pro, though until now we’re not sure if this particular build coming with with any additions is designed for this Chromebook model.
To refresh your memory, the Samsung Chromebook Pro was first introduced at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada this year, which is the Samsung’s latest Chrome OS laptop made for productivity. The laptop features a 12.3-inch display panel with 2,400 x 1,600 resolution and runs on the Intel Core m3 processor, which is clocked at 0.9GHz with Turbo Boost capabilities up to 2.2 GHz. This particular CPU is extremely energy-efficient and is powered by a 5,140mAh battery inside the Chromebook Pro. The processor is paired with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. Samsung’s latest Chromebook currently goes on sale with the price tag of $549.99.