Chromebooks have been running apps that use the Android 9 (ARC ++ or Android Runtime Container) framework for many years, and after skipping Android 10, Google has now listed 117 specific Chromebooks that will receive an upgrade to Android 11. It The latest update allows apps to run smoother and scale properly – two issues that Chrome OS has had since the introduction of apps into the operating system. All of this is possible thanks to Google’s work with ARCVM – their app virtualization container. Oh, and apps will also have the ability to turn on dark mode, so your eyes will thank you for it.
For a complete list of all the devices mentioned, go to the Chromium Repository where they were discovered. In addition, Android Police has cross-referenced the names of the device card with the corresponding consumer name name and has compiled a full list of them in the manufacturer’s order. If you are interested in seeing if your device has cut, take a quick look. Some of the listed devices have not even been released yet, so the repository shows the code name, but they do not exactly match a known or released device. We have tracked Trogdor and Dedede, for example, and they seem to be upgrading.
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Of the 117 devices, a large portion are Acer (41 of them!), Which will come as no surprise to many of you, as Acer has been known for its dedication to Google’s platform for a long time. They also produce a larger number of Chromebook models than other manufacturers. AOpen’s Chromebase and Chromebox Mini are on the list, as well as 12 Asus devices, 3 CTLs (including Tab Tx1), 4 Dells, 18 HP, 18 Lenovos, 8 Samsung (including Chromebook Plus and Pro – good times), a Viewsonic Chromebox, and the first Chromebook I’ve ever had – the good oil Toshiba Chromebook 2 from 2015. Finally, Google’s very own Pixel, Pixel Slate, Pixelbook and Pixelbook Go are eligible for Android 11, naturally enough.
To check if your Chromebook has an update available, you can either wait for it to happen naturally, since Chrome OS devices are updated on their own, or you can go to the Settings app and click ‘About Chrome OS’ at the bottom left sidebar. Once there, just click “Check for Update” in the main window. Starting with Chrome OS 90, many of you should start watching Android 11 become available.
After an update, you can check to see your current Android version by going to Settings> Apps> Google Play Store> Manage Android settings> System> About device. If you have not received the new version yet, do not worry – keep checking. If you are not on the list for an upgrade, I will not be so worried, since Google has done a great job of adding some devices in there that we never even expected to see few apps to begin with (Toshiba Chromebook 2 ), so that everything is possible with enough time.