The next iteration of the Chrome OS is expected to support a portable hotspots feature, the company has announced.
The news comes from a new Chrome OS blog post that describes a feature called “mobile hotspot” that would let Chrome devices connect to each other via Wi-Fi.
A similar feature was already supported by Android devices such as the Nexus 7, which has the ability to use Bluetooth 4.0.
However, Google has not yet confirmed this functionality for Chrome OS devices.
The mobile hotspot feature would enable Chrome OS to run apps from a browser, rather than running from an external USB stick, Google explained.
Google’s Chrome OS has been one of the fastest growing operating systems on the market since its debut in 2013.
Chrome OS already has several million users in the Google Play Store, and over half of the Android users are already on the Chrome operating system.
Google has not said how much the mobile hotspots could cost, but the company said that it could “reach into the $100 to $150 range”.
“We have seen that people love this feature, and we think this will be a popular feature for millions of Chrome OS users, too,” Google said in the blog post.
“We want to continue to improve the Chrome platform for mobile and work with our partners to build the best mobile experience for everyone.”
The company is expected in the coming months to introduce a number of features to improve mobile performance.