Ever since the Google announced the support for Android apps on Chrome OS with version 53 a few months ago, the android apps were never felt as native apps on Chrome OS. They were crippled with several issues and were never truly integrated with its desktop counterparts. For instance, the android apps freeze as soon as they are out of focus i.e they won’t run in the background. It is the biggest drawback for multitasking.

Google seems to be solving this with a new feature introduced in the Chrome OS 64 beta version called “Android Parallel Tasks“, this feature allows the running of Android apps in the background. So, now you can listen to music on Android app and surf the web or you can take a break from the game and do your work on the web.

It is interesting to note that a “Split view” option is added to the same beta version a few days back which allows you to view more than one app in your Chrome book.

Chrome os split view

Of late Google is focusing on improving the multitasking abilities of Chrome OS and there is no guarantee that they will make it to the Chrome OS 64 Stable.

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