A new Chrome OS Commit is pointing to the new Google Sans coming to Chrome OS in the near future. The new font is one that Google has been rolling out to a wide range of their apps and sites over the course of the past few months and is seemingly tied closely to the whole Material Design makeover that the company has been doing at the same time.
The font isn’t a far cry from the standard Google font but is a thinner version and frankly, fits Material Design exceptionally well.
As with other Chrome OS commits, there isn’t a timeline on when we will see it but this likely will be a pretty straightforward injection into the platform. We could see this show up in the next Dev or Beta builds. The commit indicates that the font will be a system level font so it could be everywhere within Chrome OS once it lands on the platform.