Now you can do it all from your Chromebook. By connecting it to your Android phone, there’s no need to switch between the two to get things done. Whether it’s sending and receiving texts, checking up on battery life, or even connecting to saved Wi-Fi networks on your mobile, it’s all made easy with Chromebook.
The Google Chromebook is the perfect place to get stuff done. It comes with a handy built-in Phone Hub, letting you manage your Android mobile straight from your device. Not only can you locate your phone and see the last Chrome browser tabs open on it, but you’ll be able to respond to text messages as well. Forget awkwardly switching between devices to suit the task at hand – do it all seamlessly.
Sick of typing in those long-winded Wi-Fi passwords for the umpteenth time? With Chromebook, once is more than enough. Wi-Fi Sync connects straight to any networks you’ve used and trusted on your Android in the past, leaving you more time to get on with your day.
With Chromebook, there’ll be no more waiting around. Thanks to Nearby Share, you can send your files as quickly as you can safely. With just a few clicks, you’ll have those holiday snaps shooting over to your partner’s Android, or those endless amount of docs to your friend's or family's Chrome OS device in a flash. You'll never have to email yourself a file again – bonus.
You won’t have to keep unlocking your Chromebook with Smart lock. By using your Android as a clever key, you can say goodbye to having to type in (or even remember) your password*. That means your Chromebook will always be ready and raring to go with your unlocked Android nearby – enjoy the extra time for work or play.
* In order for Smart Lock to work, your phone must be running Android version L-MR1 or a newer version. You also must be signed into the same Google Account on both your phone and Chromebook.
Always working on the go? Pair your Android and Chromebook and you’ll never have to worry about a coffee shop’s shaky Wi-Fi again. By keeping you connected to your phone’s hotspot, Instant Tethering means it's easy to stay instantly connected to the internet!
Yes, Android is compatible with Chromebooks. They both use Google software and connect to your Google account. Once your Chromebook is connected to your Android, you can do more with it.
While the Android operating system is all about using apps easily, the Chromebook works better as a desktop setup as it focuses on the functionality of the browser.
You can download Android apps from the Google Play Store app on your Chromebook.
Not all Android apps work on Chromebook. Apps in the Play Store should list all devices they’re compatible with.