Tech News: Android 11 on Chromebooks: Find all the names here.
An online code repository has suggested which Chromebook models will receive OS updates to Android 11 and don’t worry, Chromebook owners, there are a few on the list. While all Chromebooks are primarily powered by Chrome OS and regularly updated by Google, they also run Android in the background, which is important to ensure apps continue to work alongside Chrome browser tabs.
Most Chromebooks currently run Android 9. Chromebooks that are expected to receive updates for Android 11 and Chrome version 90 will benefit from new features, such as dark mode and unified app scaling.
The codenames for the Chromebook devices receiving these updates were listed by the Chromium Gerrit online repository and have since been reported by the Android police to produce a comprehensive list of laptops, tablets and desktops that should benefit from them from operating system update. Here is a selection of some models from different manufacturers:
- Google Pixelbook Go
- Lenovo IdeaPad Duet
- Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga
- HP Chromebook 14
- Asus Chromebook Flip
- Acer Chromebook 314
- Acer Chromebook Spin 311
- Acer Chromebook 15
- Acer Chromebook 714
Check out the full list Here.
As mentioned, with the update to Android 11, many Chromebook users will have access to both dark mode and smooth app scaling, two features that have been in high demand in recent years.
Dark modes have become popular color settings for sufferers from eyestrain when looking at a screen for long periods of time. While testing the new mode in the Chrome OS beta, Android Police reported that Android apps on Chromebooks now have a clean, near-black background color that blends well with the rest of the Chrome OS UI.
The Android Settings menu apparently looks the most refined, with a dark title bar and bright teal accent. A dark theme is also used for notifications, although this wasn’t always consistent in testing.