Google Chrome 120 won’t run on Android 7 (Nougat) devices

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:34 am

Android ORG users who still run Android Nougat ORG on their devices won’t be able to upgrade the Google ORG

Chrome PRODUCT browser to version 120 CARDINAL on their devices. Google ORG announced the change on its Chrome Enterprise ORG and Education ORG release notes page.

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Google ORG writes on the page: "The last version of Chrome ORG that supports Android Nougat ORG is Chrome 119 ORG , and it includes a message to affected users informing them to upgrade their operating system. Chrome 120 will not support nor ship to users running Android Nougat PRODUCT ".

In other words: Google Chrome 119 ORG is the last version of the mobile browser that will run on Android Nougat ORG devices. Google ORG suggests that affected users upgrade the operating system to a newer version to continue using Chrome ORG and stay protected.

Problem is, Android Nougat ORG is not supported anymore by manufacturers. Released in 2016 DATE , Android Nougat ORG was the sevenths CARDINAL major version of the Android ORG operating system. No Android ORG manufacturer offered support for seven years DATE . While some users may be able to upgrade to Android Orea GPE , also known as Android ORG 8, most may be stuck on Android Nougat ORG .

Google ORG released Chrome 119 PRODUCT for desktop systems and Android ORG on November 1, 2023 DATE . The update fixed 15 CARDINAL security issues in the web browser and introduced several improvements, including the ability to save and sync tab groups.

Google ORG will release several minor updates for Chrome 119 ORG in November 2023 DATE . The company will release one CARDINAL update per week to address security issues. Chrome 120 will be released on November 29, 2023 DATE according to the release schedule. This version won’t be offered for devices running Android Nougat ORG (Android 7 CARDINAL ).

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 Nougat ORG devices, it seems unlikely, as this would require additional engineering effort.

This leaves Firefox-based web browsers. Firefox supports Android ORG 5.0 and above, which means that Android Nougat ORG users may install the web browser from Google Play PRODUCT to continue using a supported mobile browser on their devices.

Android Nougat ORG has a small share of the entire Android ORG market. Most see devices with that operating system between 1% and 2% PERCENT . The retiring could give Firefox on Android ORG a much-needed boost. Google ORG plans to highlight end of support to Android Nougat ORG users who run Chrome ORG . While some may continue to run version 119 CARDINAL of Chrome ORG , others may switch to a browser that continues to be supported.

It needs to be noted that the Android Nougat ORG version of Android ORG is no longer supported with security updates or other updates as well.

Now You: which version of Android ORG is installed on your devices, if any?

Summary Article Name Google Chrome 120 won’t run on Android 7 PRODUCT ( Nougat ORG ) devices Description Android ORG users who still run Android Nougat ORG on their devices won’t be able to upgrade the Google ORG

Chrome PRODUCT browser to version 120 CARDINAL on their devices. Author Martin Brinkmann PERSON Publisher Ghacks Technology News Logo

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