Chromebooks have proven to be quite popular among consumers. In order to make them even more appealing, Google announced that Android apps are coming to Chromebooks back in May of 2016. For now, you can download and use Android apps on your Asus Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R11/C738T, and Google Chromebook Pixel (2015), but the feature will soon be available on a bunch of other already released Chromebooks.
According to the Chrome OS support page, all upcoming Chromebooks will now join in on the fun as well. Apparently, all Chromebooks that will be launched in 2017 and in the years to come will support Android apps. This is great news, although an expected one.
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Bringing Android apps to Chromebooks is great for all parties involved. Manufacturers just might increase sales as the devices become more fun to play around with, users are able to download their favorite apps on their Chromebooks, while developers can expand their apps’ availability.
We’ve already seen a few Chromebooks announced this year. During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung announced the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro, while Asus took the wraps off the Chromebook Flip C302CA. All three devices are able to run Android apps from the Google Play Store out of the box.