Chrome OS Instant Tethering Support Arrives for Multiple Android Smartphones

Published by Jesse Afolabi on

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Chrome OS teetering at the time of its release was an exclusive feature to the Pixel devices and like every Pixel-exclusive feature before it, it is expected to eventually trickle down to every other Android device that meets the requirement for it to function properly. This alleged discovery is as per individual reports from readers on Android Police albeit with some proof but doesn’t resonate a confirmation from any trusted entity.

OnePlus 6 device tethering
OnePlus 6 tethering

It is apparent that devices such as the OnePlus 6 and the Galaxy Note 9 are part of the few that made the cut but not without enabling the specific flag (chrome://flags/#instant-tethering flag) in either the Chrome OS beta or dev channel which I did for my Pixelbook and Samsung Chromebook Pro both of which are on the Beta (72.0.3626.74, Android 9.0) and Dev channel (73.0.3680.0, Android 7.1.1) respectively but to no avail. Perhaps my phone is yet to receive the required update that will enable the said feature? Perhaps it’s a slow roll-out? I’d never know. As it appears, your mileage may vary. We’d, however, let you know once we learn more.

Have you had any luck? Let us know in the comments!

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Jesse Afolabi

Having been a technical writer for over 4 years, and co-founded Fossmint.com in 2016, I took my passion to the next level with the founding of Itschromeos.com which so happens to revolve around my love for open-source technologies and Chrome OS. It's my hope to venture into new avenues in the tech universe and take you with me on that ride.

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