While earlier speculations were rife that the Google I/O 2016 will see the merger between Android and Chrome OS, this did not happen. Instead, the search engine giant promised to bring some of the best features of the most popular mobile OS in the world to its counterpart.
Chromebooks are reportedly being lined up for the Google Play Store release. As a result, many are predicting that the company’s Chrome OS will now begin to see the light more often than it has done in the past, basically since its first release. The popularity of the OS has remained restricted to Chromebooks, however, users of these devices can testify that it can be hectic when it comes to memory management.
With the Files App, users can still get some details on the amount of free space available on their Chrome OS-based devices. However, this platform has been clumsy when it comes to micromanagement of used storage memory and even identifying any bloatware that can be eliminated to free up more space on the devices. Google seems to have realized this upon comparing some notes with the OS’ Android counterpart.
Apparently, the search engine giant is prepping a Storage Manager for Chrome OS. This news came courtesy of a Google Plus that was made by Chrome OS developer Francois Beaufort. However, the report further details out that the feature is still in the Developer Preview stage, meaning only developers of Chromium apps can access it.
In other separate news, Google’s upcoming Android N has now clocked Developer Preview 4. This means that the OS is nearly perfect, with only one developer preview stage remaining to make it five out five. Once this is over, the stable version of the OS will now be sent to smartphone and tablet OEMs who can then start their usual plays before finally pushing out devices based on the OS. If you want to use a clean version of Android N, you’d better get yourself a Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6 and grab your update when the full version is released. Alternatively, you can wait for the new Google Nexus 2016 phones to be released, which will be based on this OS. HTC is said to be the company behind the handsets, which are expected to be announced later this year.
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