Endless OS 3.4.0 Release
Endless OS 3.4 is our latest major release and is a huge step forward in our journey to help you take advantage of an internet connection when you have it, and be respectful of your limited data plan if that’s what you are using to connect. Version 3.4 brings exciting new features to help you manage your data consumption and get updates in smarter ways.
We are also proud to announce the upcoming debut of a brand new addition to the Endless product line – the Endless Companion App for Android phones. You will soon be able to use your Android phone to view content from your computer so that more people can benefit from Endless OS’ native apps at the same time. With Endless OS 3.4, your computer will now be ready to share content with the Endless Companion App as soon as it is publicly released.
As with all of our major releases, Endless OS 3.4 also brings many stability and performance improvements since we’ve updated our open source core. With all of these great new features and improvements, we hope that you will enjoy this new version of Endless OS as the best release to date.
Read on for more details on what’s new in Endless OS 3.4!
You will now see Endless OS updates in the App Center along with updates for your apps. This lets you manage all of your updates in one place, and also lets us tell you a little bit about what is in the OS update before you install it.
Depending on your automatic update settings, you will get notifications when an update becomes available for download or else when it has already been downloaded and is ready to be installed
We are excited to announce an upcoming product in the Endless family – the Endless Companion App. In its beta form, the Endless Companion App will allow you to view content from your computer on any Android device. While the Companion App itself is not yet publicly available, Endless OS 3.4 contains the needed content sharing services required to pair your computer with the Companion App.
The Endless Companion App was created because we found that many of our users have a single Endless OS computer in a household with multiple people trying to access information at the same time. With the Endless Companion app, everyone will be able to access the information found on their computer from any compatible phone or tablet, all without using an internet connection or data.
We will soon be announcing a beta testing program for the Endless Companion App, with instructions for anybody who wants to try it, so sign up to be part of our beta tester program and keep an eye out for that!