LumaFusion video editor shown running on a Chromebook
While the Google I/O 2022 keynote captivated us all yesterday, we can’t forget the countless other sessions that were made available at the end. Additionally, the Day 2 sessions also went live today, giving us all sorts of additional information to peruse for the rest of the week starting with Google I/O 2022. During these sessions, a few -ones were specifically for ChromeOS and Chromebooks, and in the session titled What’s new in ChromeOS, we got some interesting information about upcoming features that we hope to see soon.
But there was another tidbit in this session that really caught my attention yesterday: a highlight on LumaFusion – the upcoming Android-ported video editor – running on a Chromebook. It was one of the few featured apps that Google wanted to push for ChromeOS, but as many of you know by now, The arrival of LumaFusion on Chromebooks is a big deal. It’s not just an awesome new app: it’s a game-changer in the making.
You can read our thoughts on bringing LumaFusion to Chromebooks in our original post about it, but this new session is the first real glimpse we’ve had of the software actually running on a Chromebook. While we don’t know how much longer we have to wait, we’re confident the wait will be 100% worth it once the app finally appears on ChromeOS. For what it’s worth, in the presentation it says LumaFusion is “coming soon” to ChromeOS. While it’s not a hard date, it’s also not a “by the end of the year” date.
For now, take a look at the app in motion in the video below, and know that if it wasn’t about to be released, Google wouldn’t have strategically placed it in this session. When LumaFusion arrives it will be the first real solution for proper video editing on Chromebooks, and when it comes alongside Steam on Chromebooks it will fill one of the biggest gaps in the app ecosystem for ChromeOS right now. We can’t wait for it to arrive, and I’m sure many of you can’t either.