There is an Android app input bug that could make its way to Chrome OS 87
This lag appears after typing continuously for about 30 seconds and it is present on almost all Android apps.
Google has started rolling out version 87 of its desktop-based operating system, Chrome OS, to the users. Now, word is that Chrome OS 87 has a bug that is making typing a nightmare for users.
As per a report by Android Police, the beta version of Chrome OS 87 has a latency bug that slows down the speed of the keyboard input while typing in an Android app. The short video shared by the publication shows that the keyboard input appears while typing in an Android app appears after a significant lag. This lag appears after typing continuously for about 30 seconds and it is present on almost all Android apps.
Notably, the publication is not the only one to report it. A Google support page lists several users facing a similar issue. “Some apps are very slow to type into. What I mean is, if I'm typing stuff like this, the characters lag and take a few seconds to appear on the screen. The Chrome browser works fine. The problem happens in other apps like Opera browser. I'm on the beta channel,” a user wrote on the support page.
While Google hasn’t formally released an update to fix this bug, a product expert did suggest a couple of tricks that Chrome OS users can use to work around this bug. The list includes rebooting the Chromebook, resetting all flags, and deleting or disabling extensions among others.