Samsung Chromebook Plus Latest News: Device Receiving Android Nougat On Canary Build

29 April 2017, 11:42 am EDT By Keisuke Akio Mobile & Apps

With Google's announcement that the universal Android app support is going forward, the company has then directly renewed its commitment to using Android apps on their Chromebooks. Last May of 2016, Play Store and Android apps started to have their first access on Chromebooks.

Since the previous year, Android apps have become the developer and the stable build to Chromebooks such as the Asus Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R11 and Google Chromebook Pixel 2 and it would not be a surprise anymore if there will be a lot of additions to the list in the near future. Actually, Google has already stated that all Chromebooks that will be launched this year and in the next years will be working with Android apps, says 9to5google.

This is the statement of the company regarding the update to the corresponding Chrome OS support page. Now that Google has made this clear already, it is not surprising that it will eventually happen. Regarding Google's commitment, Samsung Chromebook Plus will be one of the devices that will receive the latest version of Android Nougat 7.1.1, reported Android Police. It has already started to roll out, however getting one will need to be in a bleeding edge. Those Samsung Chromebook Plus users who are running the Canary build of Chrome, which is v60, will see the Nougat update from Marshmallow. It is way ahead running the dev channel.

The device, according to The Verge must be on developer mode in order for a text command to be entered. It is not stable yet but Nougat can be acquired now apparently. Having the Nougat update on Chromebooks comes with big features that will enable the Android apps to be more usable or it can be said as resizing. Users can also have more options aside from the full screen and not full-screen choices only. At the CES this year, two Chromebooks were launched. These are the Samsung Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro, as well as the Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA. Both of the devices were announced to come with Google Play and Android apps inside them.

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