Chrome OS beta update brings Material Design to Files app, other new features

Google today released the latest Beta channel release for Chrome OS users and with it comes a few new features that should arrive for all soon.

First up, the beta release brings Material Design to the Files app, the ability to pin apps to the shelf, and support for password-protected zip files.

The update also includes an updated calculator app, according to Google highlight of features on its Chrome Releases blog, and “bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements”

The new Chrome OS beta, version 42.0.2311.41, is rolling out for all Chrome OS devices in the coming days except the following: “Pixel, Acer Chromebox CXI, LG Chromebase, Asus Chromebox, Dell Chromebox, HP Chromebox, HP Chromebook 14, Toshiba Chromebook, Acer C720, Dell Chromebook 11.”