Chrome OS Will Soon Support Android 7.1.1

Chrome OS, the operating system for Google PC’s, has been the centre of attention for much of last year and throughout 2017.

Also, ever since Samsung recently unveiled its Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus at CES 2017 that is all that has been talked about among tech experts.

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Now, evidence of finally moving ahead with this software has cropped up as the people responsible for developing Chrome OS have been actively working to introduce a support for the Android v7.1.1 Nougat. As new features have cropped up, it is only natural that the public is intrigued and excited.

Chrome Unboxed recently featured a number of screenshots that were sent in from a reader which showed the Chrome OS Canary channel upgraded to Android v7.1.1. Unfortunately, the Canary channel is not yet a stable channel, which means that it is currently riddled with bugs. However, this is still enough to testify that the Android v7.1.1 Nougat will be introduced sooner rather than later.

To the dismay of a large number of consumers, this new Android version is yet cropping up on Chromebooks which run on the Canary channel. Either way, Canary channel currently runs on version 57, which is the same as the Developer channel. This increases the hope that Android v7.1.1 Nougat may arrive with the stable version on Chrome OS 56. According to Chrome Unboxed, the upcoming stable version was to be debuted sometime in late January.

For now, Chrome OS runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow and version 55 for apps on the Google Play Store. The recently launched Samsung Chromebooks have been offered with Google Play integrated throughout. Other than this, several other Chromebooks that have Android apps on the stable channel include the Acer R13, Samsung Chromebook 3, Google Chromebook Pixel 2, Lenovo Thinkpad 13 and the Asus Flip.

Additionally, the Chrome Unboxed reader also shared another screenshot of his Lenovo ThinkPad Chromebook which showed that the update will also offer the ability to resize windows. The window resizing function for apps is certainly an interesting feature, mainly because it will make Google Play Store apps on Chrome OS machines a lot more user-friendly.

This added support for Android v7.1.1 Nougat additionally signifies that most Android apps that run on Chrome OS will gain support for Android Nougat’s latest features. As of now, Android apps that run on Chrome OS make use of the Android v6.0 Marshmallow framework.

So, if you are a Chromebook user who has been eagerly awaiting the Chrome OS Android Nougat launch, don’t worry because the wait is almost over!

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by techtalks @TechTalks April 19, 2017 11:38 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

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