If you have been on the internet for the past few days, the news of Andromeda has basically taken the tech world by storm.
Regardless of what is going on right now, Android Apps on Chrome OS is still marching forward. In case there was any doubt about that, we have an encouraging commit we came across today that should help you feel very good about the ongoing development of Android Apps on Chromebooks.
In this commit, we see reference to a new eclass being added to the main Chromium branch that will help ARC (Android on Chrome) devices better access differing camera hardware.
This isn’t a simple, single board reference. This is being added to the main Chromium files for use across lots of devices.
Not a huge deal just yet, but a welcome addition for sure. As you can see in the pic above, some Android apps aren’t playing so nicely with the camera hardware yet. Moving forward, there will be a clearer protocol for the hardware and software to work together in Chromebooks and Android apps.
Even though this isn’t breaking news, we wanted to post this today. Why? Well, with all the Andromeda news it can get easy to focus on things that may or may not affect Chromebooks at all. We’re pretty sure Andromeda’s effects won’t be felt for over a year. Even then, there’s a chance that Chromebooks will play a vital part in it all, anyway.
Either way, we’re trying to get everyone to take a big breath. Chrome OS isn’t going anywhere. Development is plowing forward if the commits are any guide, and all the Andromeda talk can get exhausting. Sometimes it’s nice to just look at the here and now, remain excited about the development of things happening right in front of us, (things we can touch and see) and just let things happen as they may.
You’ve come here to read Chrome news. We’re here to report Chrome news. And we don’t see anyone going anywhere anytime soon.