New Chromebook users now greeted with improved “Welcome” Component app

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The holidays are just around the corner and we know many of you will be rocking your new gadgets. Some of you may be getting a new Chromebook and will be greeted very nicely! Google has just updated its Chrome OS Welcome app.

What’s in the new Chrome OS Welcome app?

  • As you can see above, the app now calls you by your first name.
  • The new version of this app also let’s you know about your App Launcher, and the fact that you can access all your apps from there. (Looks a lot like Android’s tips)
  • The tips also tell you that the status bar displays your network status, battery, etc.
  • You get a new illustration upon finishing the tutorial.

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It’s nice to see the Chrome OS team making it easier for new users to learn how to use their Chromebooks. The OS is pretty much a glorified Chrome browser, but the UI still has its tricks. People don’t always know how to use Chromebooks intuitively.

Current users can check out the new features by doing a powerwash. A powerwash is pretty much a factory reset for the Chromebook, except it takes less than a minute. Might be worth a shot if you are curious!

So, how many of you are getting a new Chromebook soon?



  • Ian Holton

    Hp 14″ with 3g looks good. It includes two years 3g use(although it’s not limited use). I doubt I will get for xmas but maybe if I’m lucky sometime in the new year.

  • Lou Farrell

    I just got the Acer C720P this week and I love it. Having a lot of fun with it. The touchscreen adds a lot to the experience and I am interested to see how Google will continue to optimize Chromebooks for touchscreen.