Google Lists More Than 60 Chromebooks With “Android App Support” In 2017


Short Bytes: Google has updated the Chrome OS to bring the much-awaited Android app compatibility to Chromebook machines. The company has enlisted more than 60 Chromebooks, running Chrome OS 53 and above, having Android support. Users can download Android apps from Google Play after updating their Chromebooks.

Since May 2016, there have been talks of Android app compatibility for Chrome OS running on the Chromebook notebooks. According to the latest updates floating around, every Chromebooks released in the year 2017 and thereafter will have support for Android apps.

Currently, Asus Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R11/C738T, and Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) are the three members of the Chromebook that are capable of running Android apps.

Google has listed names of more than 60 Chromebooks (and other Chrome OS-powered devices like Chromeboxes and Chromebases) on the Chromium project website. These devices have been either launched or are scheduled for release in 2017 from major vendors including Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, Toshiba, etc.

Compatibility for Android apps–installed via Google Play Store– available for Chrome OS version 53 and above. If you are having a Chromebook, then you can use this link to know about the procedure to install Android apps on your Chromebook.

Would you like to try Android app on Chromebook? Drop your thoughts in the comments.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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