In the system of inspection of the source code Gerrit discovered the edit that adds Chrome OS experimental feature «CrOS Android Messages integration» (previously known as «SMS Connect»). It will allow you to stream notifications on SMS from an Android smartphone to the screen Chromebook.
Similar functionality is implemented by third-party developers via extensions for Chrome like Pushbullet or Join. Now the extra software can be avoided.
Google has long been planning to expand the capabilities of the application «Android» Message, including to develop a web version and integrate technology RCS. Rich Communication Services supports sending photos, videos and audio, read receipts and typing a message, group chats — all on the basis of the SMS service. However, the RCS must implement the mobile operators.
In the next update of Chrome OS users will be able to enable the appropriate flag in chrome://flags.