Android apps will soon run in the background on Chrome OS

Android apps only recently made the jump over to Chrome OS, but for folks who might have switched to Google’s operating system from something like Windows, one drawback might have been clear right out of the gate: Apps unable to run in the background.

While there are some exceptions to that rule right now, like the music streaming app Spotify, the general rule of thumb for Android apps on Chrome OS is that they pause when they are no longer the sole focus of the user. That’s a big change from how apps work on other desktop operating systems, and it’s one that Google appears ready to set straight.

As first revealed today by Chrome Unboxed, the cur…
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