Chrome OS to release Phone Hub that would allow users to perform phone-side actions within Chrome OS
After Microsoft now Google to provide users to perform phone-side actions within the desktop. Microsoft released a new update for its Your Phone app that allows users to use their Android Smartphone apps as the Windows apps. Likewise, Google is also to launch a feature called Phone Hub that would allow users to perform phone-side actions within Chrome OS.
As spotted by 9 to 5 Google, Users can easily connect their Android smartphone to a Chromebook and receive text/RCS messages, use the automatic Wi-Fi hotspot, and Smart Lock feature with the help of Phone Hub. Basically, the company has introduced this new Android “Phone Hub” on Chrome OS that provides notifications and “task continuation.”
The feature, for now, will be used with the help of a flag and the description for the flag says that it “provides a UI for users to view information about their Android phone and perform phone-side actions within Chrome OS.”
If you are a Chromebook user then you must be knowing that the company allows linking an Android smartphone to a Chromebook that allows everyone to use Instant Tethering, the Messages progressive web app, and Smart Unlock. But now it the company has described that the Phone Hub should have more features than Chrome OS offers today as the only information and “phone-side actions” currently available are viewing and responding to messages.
As the feature is still in the very starting stage of the development it is difficult to predict when will the company launch it for the public. Meanwhile, it was also known that the feature uses Bluetooth connectivity for communicating between devices, whereas no other information is available yet. For more news on tech and cybersecurity, you can subscribe to Android Rookies newsletter from here.