Sat. Aug 15th, 2020

Google adds Linux application support for Chromebooks with 5 MediaTek processors

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To make up for the competitiveness of Google ChromeOS, following the addition of Android APP support, Google has enabled ChromeOS to support Linux applications. However, not all Chromebooks can use Linux applications. Some ARM processors, especially MediaTek ARM processors, do not support Linux applications.
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Recently, however, some developers have found that the new version of ChromeOS adds Linux application support for the Acer Chromebook R13, while the R13 processor is MediaTek MT8173.
Also, there are four MediaTek Chromebooks with Linux application support, including Lenovo Chromebook Flex 11/N23 Yoga, Lenovo Chromebook 300e, Poin2 Chromebook 11c, and Poin2 Chromebook 14.
It can be seen that Google has been optimizing more models of Chromebooks to enrich its application ecosystem. Many people think that Google wants to build a large-scale application store on ChromeOS, including Android APP, Linux applications, PWA web applications, etc. If this goal realized, it will significantly improve the position of ChromeOS in the market.