Google recently released an update to its Chrome OS operating system for Chromebooks. Dubbed Chrome OS 96, the latest version brings several new features and under-the-hood changes, including new camera features and Nearby Share support to all Android apps. However, the Mountain View-based giant has reportedly paused the Chrome OS 96 rollout due to some bugs in the OS.
Reportedly, soon after the release of Chrome OS 96, users who upgraded their devices to the latest version, they’re unable to open Android apps on their Chromebooks. According to multiple reports on Reddit and Google community forum, Android apps on Chrome OS 96 do not load at all. Even performing the troubleshooting steps like clearing the data and cache doesn’t fix the problem. Users say that apps, especially Google apps like the Google Play Store, keep crashing after installing the new update.
Google Is Already Aware and Working On a Fix
After users complained of the Android apps loading issue, Google’s community manager said that the tech giant is already aware of this issue. She said that the concerned team is aware that Android apps are not loading after users upgraded to Chrome OS 96. However, there is no official word on when the fix for this issue will be rolled out. But the company is likely working on a fix and will soon release a new update with a fix.
Further, the tech giant has paused the Chrome OS 96 update, according to a Diameter Product Expert on the Google community forum. So, soon users will receive a fix for the Android apps not working issue on their Chrome OS devices.