Chrome OS will run Android apps in the background

One of the biggest shortcomings of Chrome OS, and a drawback to the using a mobile and the web-first operating system is the application that doesn’t act like desktop software program have to.


According to 9to5Google, Google is working to correct this problem, with an upcoming update to Chrome OS that needs to make Android apps run smoothly in the background.

Chrome OS will run Android apps in the background

Currently, these apps, a part of Google’s broader push to unify certain aspects of Android and chrome, will pause if you switch away from them, creating some problems for those people who want to heavy multitasking on a computer.


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Chromeunboxed first noticed the feature, referred to as Android Parallel Tasks, within Chrome OS 64, that’s currently available only on Google’s beta channel.


We can expect this feature to make its way to the public version of OS of Chrome sometime in the near future, however, it’s not clear exactly when. Still, it’s refreshing to see that Google is taking steps to make Android Apps on Chrome OS more robust and desktop-like, especially after the buggy beta period earlier this year.

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