ChromeOS will soon and quietly enter a new era. Google has confirmed that it is preparing to migrate the operating system of its Chromebooks to Android 11. This is excellent news, as the operating system was still based on Android 9 code.
Not everyone will have access to sesame, but most Chromebook recent ones will benefit from it. An independent entity as an operating system, ChromeOS remains dependent on Android to whom it owes a significant portion of its functionality. This week, Google confirmed that it will update ChromeOS to Android 11 in order to provide you with more extensive support for Android applications and their functions. Until now, ChromeOS has always been based on code taken from Android 9 … released in 2018.
Towards better overall stability
Therefore, we should be able to rely more often on dark mode in Android applications launched on Chromebook, but also get better management of open applications in the form of windows. It will also be possible to find all your smartphone applications on Chromebook, without worrying about compatibility. Slashgear finally believes that the transition to Android 11 should also allow ChromeOS to benefit from better overall stability. Which is always good to drink.
However, as mentioned above, not all Chromebooks will be affected, but if your device is relatively new, it should be eligible. To find out what to expect, the American site Android Police did a really painstaking job going fish in the reservoir Chrome Gerrit the reference of each model in question so that they appear clearly in a list accessible to This address.
A deployment reserved for a few hundred devices
In total, a few hundred devices should soon benefit from a ChromeOS update that unlocks the transition to Android 11. Among the affected Chromebooks, Google’s (Chromebook Pixel, Pixel Slate, Pixelbook or Pixelbook Go), but also the main models from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung.
Note that currently Android 11 is already rolled out in the publicly available ChromeOS 90 beta. If going for beta and its transient bugs doesn’t appeal to you, you’ll have to wait, probably a few more weeks, before a full-scale deployment.