Google Chrome 120 won’t run on Android 7 (Nougat) devices
Chromebrowser to version 120 on their devices. Google announced the change on its Chrome Enterprise and Education release notes page.
In other words: Google Chrome 119is the last version of the mobile browser that will run on Android Nougat devices. Google suggests that affected users upgrade the operating system to a newer version to continue using Chrome and stay protected.
Problem is, Android Nougatis not supported anymore by manufacturers. Released in 2016 , Android Nougat was the sevenths major version of the Android operating system. No Android manufacturer offered support for seven years . While some users may be able to upgrade to Android Orea , also known as Android 8, most may be stuck on Android Nougat .
Most (all) Chromium-based web browsers will also end support with the release. While it is in theory possible that developers continue to support Android Nougatdevices, it seems unlikely, as this would require additional engineering effort.
This leaves Firefox-based web browsers. Firefox supports Android5.0 and above, which means that Android Nougat users may install the web browser from Google Play to continue using a supported mobile browser on their devices.
Android Nougathas a small share of the entire Android market. Most see devices with that operating system between 1% and 2% . The retiring could give Firefox on Android a much-needed boost. Google plans to highlight end of support to Android Nougat users who run Chrome . While some may continue to run version 119 of Chrome , others may switch to a browser that continues to be supported.
It needs to be noted that the Android Nougatversion of Android is no longer supported with security updates or other updates as well.
Now You: which version of Androidis installed on your devices, if any?
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Chromebrowser to version 120 on their devices. Author Martin Brinkmann Publisher Ghacks Technology News Logo