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Android Apps Are Running Easier On Chromebooks

By Victor Thomson , Sep 26, 2016 03:00 AM EDT
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Since the stable version of Chrome OS includes Google Play Store access, Chromebooks can now run Android apps easier.

Google Play Back On Stable Chrome OS Version

According to Engadget, now Android apps on Chromebooks are available to more users, not only to early adopters. Google has released a stable version of the operating systems that includes Google Play Store access in beta. This means that users have now the opportunity to run mobile apps on top of their usual web access.

At the moment, the new update is available on Acer Chromebook R11 and Asus Chromebook Flip. It is still not clear on which systems the update will come coming next. Most tech analysts expect although that the Chromebook Pixel 2 will be the next, since the device it is the only one listed by Google's official website as supporting Android apps in beta Chrome OS releases.

Other Chromebooks besides the Chromebook Pixel 2015 version are expected to get access to Google Play in the near future. Among them are included plenty of models from the computer manufacturers Dell and HP.

The timeline of making the update available on other Chromebooks is not known yet, but tech analysts are expecting it to be in a few weeks, so Google can ensure the initial push to more users goes smoothly before they push the update to more models. As it is well-known, Google likes to take its time with extended testing and software rollouts.

According to Android Central, this new update demonstrates the fact that Google has made a significant progress in getting Android apps and Google Play working on Chrome OS. The Chrome Stable update to 53.0.2785.129 for the Acer R11 and Asus Flip is still in beta, but it is nice to have the apps available again. The update is a definite improvement on the Stable channel.

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