The Google Pixelbook received the Android Pie flavor last month and it was expected to be rolled out to other Chromebooks also. We are well aware of the fact, that Chrome OS’ bare-bones software keyboard which really needs an update and nothing better to receive the Gboard over it. According to a news, the Tech Giant is planning to bring Android 9 Pie support to the Chromebooks which intern will bring the Android Keyboard apps and support for Gboard.
According to an article from XDA_Developers, their HP Chromebook X2 on the Chrome OS 72 Canary has received the Android Pie, directly from Android 7.1 Nougat and skipped Android Oreo. Once the device was updated, there was a new keyboard apps section in the Input Method settings. Although the settings cannot be enabled there was the Gboard option, that will be a big upgrade over the stock keyboard in Chrome OS that we have been using. This makes sure that the support for the Android Pie should also be rolled out to Chromebooks soon.
The update is similar to what was witnessed on the Pixelbook with the same color Pie flavor. The Material Design brings a lot of white along with the Google Assistant pop-up. The Chrome OS has bought few form factors that included a traditional laptop along with a convertible model or even a Chromebox. Later Acer Chromebook Tab 10 along with HP’s Chromebook X2 have bought new tablets and detachable designs.
Google is also geared up to launch its own Pixel Slate detachable Chromebook and the Chrome OS has to be optimized by the developers to support the new form factors. With the new Android keyboard support, the Gboard will be a new addition that will make it easy for the users to use the device and the support is expected to be officially rolled out soon. Are you using any of these Chromebooks? Did you receive the update? Comment in the section below an stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.