Recently Google has started to allow Android apps to be run on Chrome OS which means that Chromebook users now have access to more apps than before. However the only downside is that Android apps couldn’t run in the background, meaning that they are paused when the app isn’t in focus.

This can be a bit troublesome for some users who might require multiple apps to run at once, but the good news is that this is expected to change. According to a report from Chrome Unboxed, Google appears to be working on a new feature for Chrome OS called Android Parallel Tasks.

As the name implies, this feature will allow Android apps to continue running even when in the background. This feature will essentially turn Chrome OS devices into platforms that users are familiar with, such as Windows, Linux, or macOS, where keeping multiple apps open that are running simultaneously is more or less a default feature.

Right now Android Parallel Tasks is a feature in Chrome OS 64 beta, which means that it isn’t available to all users yet. However given that it is in beta testing, we expect that it should soon be released to all users. In the meantime you can check out the video above to get an idea of what to expect.

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