You Can Now Unlock Your Chromebook With Your Android Phone




/ 5 years ago

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Google has just released Smart Lock – it basically turns your Android phone into one of those fancy ‘walk up’ keys for cars, but instead for your Chromebook.

Yes, being in close proximity to your Chromebook will unlock it without you really having to do anything else. The company has had the feature in testing for some time, but it is now available to all.

However, that doesn’t include tablets and your Chromebook must be running version 40+ and have Bluetooth connectivity. Your phone must be running Android 5 and also have Bluetooth.

The feature could be a sign of things to come for Android – Chromebook connectivity, with many suggesting that Google will be interested in bringing more interactivity between the two platforms. Apple’s OS X Yosemite introduced Continuity and Handoff, two features which allows users to continue their activities between the two devices seamlessly. Windows 10 will also bring a similar feature called Continuum.

Source: The Next Web 



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