In other news, Google is providing Linux "kernelnext" for older Chromebooks
Despite the BoJo mess and adaptation to inevitable incoming of new covfefe reality, I've expected less chlorinated articles at El Reg.
"Google has been hard at work on a project called “kernelnext,” which seems poised to update the Linux kernel of certain devices, starting with the 2015 Chromebook Pixel ... (and) eight other Chrome OS devices" (Aug. 12th 2019)
Somehow, not a word about it at The Register.
It means, beside other things, that some happy owners will enjoy using brand new Android Studio 3.5 that is heavily optimized to work at chromebooks, even 4 years old.
Unfortunately, this possibility is barely mentioned at El Reg (only: "ton of interesting stuff here, not least official support for developing on Chrome OS. Running the IDE on Google's OS requires installing Linux, which then lives in a sandbox."):
Mind you: Android Studio, NOT Visual Studio (although Visual Studio Code should work too!) - ask Mr. Woodward for clarification. :D Because, Martin Woodward is not just a "Vice President of the .NET Foundation", he is also a "Principal Group Program Manager on the Azure DevOps team" (FYI: "Azure DevOps" is MS Visual Studio @ MS Azure, as SaaS)...
Yep, same Martin the informer.
Martin, who is main "responsible for the tools that Microsoft use to ship stuff ... to Android apps", so much so that "scale sometimes blows his mind". His words, his own tweet, this month: https://twitter.com/martinwoodward/status/1156848870762131456
Instead of those great news (kernelnext & ASv3.5), after 10 days of silence: "Google provides each new hardware platform with 6.5 years of Auto Update support", but Martin's Dad "bought new less than 3 years ago that it is now out of support" (tweet from Aug. 20th 2019)... major concern ftom relevant source.
"veep of the Microsoft-supported .NET Foundation, though THAT IS NOT RELEVANT HERE". I bet it is not. Nor that he is *THE* head of SaaS MS Visual Studio division. I bet his Dad is still happy with his Windows RT Surface, because it is "2020 ready" for sure. I believe that Martin is still working on his Windows 10S Continuum edition Surface from last year. Including MS Visual Studio. Sure. (FYI: UWP Visual Studio does not exist nor will ever be).