Google has recently made available to its customers an updated version of Chrome OS. This app comprises Google Play Store access. This gives its customers the chance to run not only the web access, but also their mobile apps. For the clients to try this new app, they need to own an Acer Chromebook R11 or an ASUS Chromebook Flip. People from Chrome did not announce what device will be issued on the market. Fans hope for the Chromebook Pixel 2, which is the only device prone to support Android apps in beta.
All other devices which may be compatible with the update are waiting in line. At the beginning of the month, though, there appeared to be some issues with the installation of this new update on Nougat. Even if the client would have installed both Chrome Beta and Dev on their device, the apps did not display in the list when one tried to access the Play Store. This meant that the update could not have taken place, not even manually.
Customers tried various methods, from uninstalling to reinstalling the apps in order to make the update work. They also set up the APK for Android 7, but this didn’t seem to work either. Some clients had figured out that if they downgraded their device to an older version of Chrome Beta, only then it appeared in the list of apps and could be accessed from there. Even so, after you upgraded it again, the problem continued to appear.
The source of the problem was the signature key in Chrome. Alexander Mineer, the spokesperson from Google, claimed that the signature keys needed to be converted for Chrome to act like a WebView provider for the new Android 7.0 Nougat. In the end, customers realized that the problem was not Chrome Beta and Dev, but the Play Store. It appears that the Play Store didn’t receive the necessary updates to work with the new apps.
Now the issue was repaired, and all the clients can happily use their new apps without encountering other problems. If you own an Android 7.0 Nougat, and you managed to install the latest version of Play Store, then Chrome Beta and Dev should work. The important thing is that people got one step further to running their phone apps from their PC. Are you now curious to try these new apps that Chrome designed for you?
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