Android 8.1 might let we send and accept content messages on Chromebooks

October 30, 2017 - chromebook

We’ve listened rumors about receiving and promulgation content messages on a Chromebook before, though that duty has now been detected in a developer preview for Android 8.1, as spotted by ArsTechnica and 9to5Google.

Called SMS Connect, a underline allows users to send and accept content messages from their phone regulating a device’s conduit series on a Chromebook. Users will also be alerted to new content messages by notifications. The underline was detected in an APK called “SMSConnectPrebuilt,” that is launched by an activity browser where a setup shade for SMS Connect opens.

Image: ArsTechnica

Image: ArsTechnica

ArsTechnica tried environment adult a feature, as a Chrome OS does have an choice to spin on SMS Connect, though remarkable that it didn’t work yet. It instead appears to only be a placeholder function. There hasn’t been any sum on that and how many mobile inclination a underline competence work with. But ArsTechnica did also note that it will expected be a Pixel-exclusive feature, hinted in a beta version’s formula that references “PixelExperience.”

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