+ Saturday August 24th, 2019

Google has taken another step in bringing major features to Chrome OS, this week launching native support for Windows Network File Shares.

François Beaufort on Google+ has announced that ‘Network File Shares (such as Samba) are now enabled by default in Chrome OS Canary 🐤’.

According to the link to the Chrome Gerrit supplied by Mr Beaufort, support for Network File Shares will arrive in Chrome M70

Adding a network file share will be simple once the update has arrived, with the steps as simple as opening ‘the Settings app, look for “Network File Shares”, click the “Add File Share” button, and enter required information. Click “Add” button and open the Files app to browse your newly mounted shared folder’.

Native support for Windows File Shares is a big deal, meaning you no longer have to install the Network File Share for Chrome OS app from the Chrome Web Store to support it.

The Samba shares which require a password will have to be re-initialised after a restart, however the Chrome OS team working on this are trying to resolve that in Chrome M71/M72.

Source: +FrancoisBeaufort.
Via: Thurott.

Daniel Tyson  


Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Max Luong Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Max Luong
Ausdroid Reader

Off topic, but when did the Product Sans happen? I likely.

Check Also

Google adds photo support to Smart clocks and more

When Google announced their first Assistant-powered Smart Clock in association with Lenovo there was one …