Chromebooks from 2017 will support Android Apps


Chrome OS has been a helpful light Cloud OS but one of it’s drawbacks has always been the lack of Apps. What users used as Apps were Chrome extensions that wouldn’t provide much. Google later announced Android App support for Chrome OS in the future. A few Chromebooks like ASUS Chromebook Flip, the Acer Chromebook R11 and the Google Chromebook Pixel 2 received Android App support. However, not all Chromebooks did receive the same because their processors, GPU or drivers couldn’t support Android apps.

Google has officially announced that Chromebooks shipped in 2017 and on will now have Android Apps support. Basically implies that users will be able to access Google Play Store on their Chromebooks and install Android Apps as they would on an Android devices. At CES 2017 Samsung and Acer also unveiled the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro devices, and Chromebook Flip C302 respectively which also support Android Apps.

Google has also made a list of currently available Chromebooks which are expected to work with Android Apps in the future with newer Chrome OS updates.