Google’s Chrome OS is expected to make its way to tablet form factors in the not too distant future which is why it would be wise for Google to offer more features that improve the Android app experience on Chrome OS-powered devices. Split-screen support is one of the features which can contribute to that and it’s now available for Android apps on Chrome OS in the Canary channel.

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For those who are unaware, a Canary build is a newly compiled version of the software that hasn’t been properly tested. It’s meant for those who just want to see what’s new as soon as possible and discover the worst bugs. These builds are certainly not meant for public consumption.

Chrome windows and native apps in Chrome OS can be placed side-by-side but it doesn’t really work with Android apps installed from the Play Store. With Chrome OS slated to land on tablet form factors, it’s important that features like split-screen support for Android apps are present.

The Chrome OS Canary channel has now been updated to enable Android apps to run in split-screen mode. The feature can be used by dragging and holding one app to the left or right side of the screen and once it pops into place, repeating the same step for the second app on the other side. It even allows users to have Android apps running side-by-side with Chrome OS windows.

This functionality will eventually land on the stable build of Chrome OS at some point in the future.

Filed in Computers. Read more about Chrome Os and Google. Source: chromeunboxed

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