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2017 Chromebooks Will Welcome Google Play Store And Android Apps

By Andy Franco , Jan 23, 2017 08:18 PM EST
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Well informed individuals may remember Google announcing in May that the Play Store and Android apps will receive support on Chromebooks. The new feature will finally be available on all new devices. Interestingly, consumers will not need to update the feature by themselves. Users open it up and instantly access the Google Play Store when they use their freshly bought Chromebook.

Chromebooks are meant to be small, cheap and fast computers that run the Google Chrome OS. The laptops are designed to be used by owners who spend the majority of the time connected to the Internet while documents are placed in the cloud.

All of the coming Chromebooks in 2017 and later will support Android apps. Only a select number of models were allowed the support. Previously, owners had to look up a list of Chromebooks that were allowed. Chromebooks may see a renewed interest from consumers with this new addition.

"Android apps will be coming to all new Chromebooks launching this year, but may not be available right "out of the box," says a spokesperson. "That experience will depend on when the Chromebook launches and when Android Apps on Chrome OS is out of Beta. We don't have an update right now on timing, but stay tuned."

"All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after as well as the Chromebooks listed below will work with Android apps in the coming future," according to a list of Android-compatible Chromebooks.

A couple of Chromebooks which include two new Acer Chromebooks and the Samsung Chromebook Plus and Pro devices were announced at the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2017 which usually takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip and Google's Chromebook Pixel are currently the only Chromebooks that can support the Android apps.

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