Google Chrome: For Android Nougat, that is, Android 7.0 and 7.1, Google Chrome is ending support. Chrome support will therefore be lost for users of older Android phones that were released more than five years ago. Read on to learn more.
Google Chrome to stop supporting Android Nougat
With the release of Google Chrome 120, a change is scheduled to occur. This version will not support Android Nougat; it is scheduled to be released through the stable release channel on December 6. Consequently, the final version of Google Chrome for Android to support Nougat will be Chrome 119.
This choice is a reflection of how quickly technology is evolving and how outdated operating systems like Nougat are becoming less relevant. Just 2.6% of Android users currently have phones running either 7.1 or 7.0 Nougat.
Chrome 120 details
Many upgrades are planned for Chrome 120, especially for users of more recent mobile OS versions. Particularly for Android, new toolbars like transparency settings and visual display choices for the Omnibox will help with those annoying websites that don’t load correctly.
Also, with a new feature that Google has released, Chrome users on iOS can move the address bar from the top to the bottom of their screen. Especially on larger devices, this modification is intended to improve one-handed use. For a while, only users who turned on a particular flag could utilise this feature. All users now have access to it, though.