android apps on chromebook

Back in May 2016, Google first announced that it would be releasing updates to Chrome OS that would allow Android apps on Chromebook. While the rollout of support for Android apps on Chromebook devices has been slow, there are now a healthy number of first and third-party devices that can run the hundreds of millions of apps available from the Google Play Store.

In addition to announcing that Android apps are coming to Chromebooks, Google also revealed it will start adding Linux app support to Chromebooks by lacing them in a Debian-based virtual machine.

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Because of the rather long rollout of Android and Linux app support for Chromebooks, it can get rather confusing to keep up with which models can run these apps. This list will show just how many Chromebooks can run Android and Linux apps in the stable update channel, along with other models that are running those apps in pre-release channels, and also Chromebooks that are scheduled to add Android app support at some point.

Because Google is constantly updating Chrome OS, this list will be updated as more Chromebooks are added to the Android and Linux list.

Chromebooks with Android app support in the Stable channel

Android apps on Chromebook instantly make these low-cost computers a lot more appealing. Here are the devices that support Android apps on Chromebook:

  • Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T, C738T)
  • Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 11
  • Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431)
  • Acer Chromebook 14 for Work (CP5-471)
  • Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532. CB5-571, C910, CB515-1HT/1H, CB3-531)
  • Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731, C731T)
  • Acer Chromebook 11 (C771, C771T)
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C101PA
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C213
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C302
  • ASUS Chromebook C202SA
  • ASUS Chromebook C300SA / C301SA
  • CTL NL61 Chromebook
  • CTL J2 / J4 Chromebook
  • CTL J5 Convertible Chromebook
  • CTL N6 Education Chromebook
  • Dell Chromebook 11 (3180, 5190)
  • Dell Chromebook 11 Convertible (3189, 5190)
  • Dell Chromebook 13 (3380, 7310)
  • eduGear Chromebook K Series
  • eduGear Chromebook M Series
  • eduGear CMT Chromebook
  • Edxis Education Chromebook
  • Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)
  • Google Pixelbook
  • Haier Chromebook 11e
  • Haier Chromebook 11 C
  • HiSense Chromebook 11
  • HP Chromebook 11 G5
  • HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE
  • HP Chromebook 11 G6
  • HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE
  • HP Chromebook 13 G1
  • HP Chromebook 14 G5
  • Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N23 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook
  • Lenovo IdeaPad N42 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N22 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N42 Chromebook
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (Gen 3)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook (Gen 4)
  • ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 3)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 4)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook
  • Lenovo 100e Chromebook
  • Lenovo 300e Chromebook
  • Lenovo 500e Chromebook
  • Medion Chromebook S2015
  • Mercer Chromebook NL6D
  • Multilaser Chromebook M11C
  • NComputing Chromebook CX100
  • Nexian Chromebook 11.6
  • PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116E
  • PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116T-432B
  • Prowise Chromebook Entryline
  • Prowise Chromebook Proline
  • Poin2 Chromebook 11
  • Poin2 Chromebook 14
  • Positivo Chromebook CH1190
  • Positivo Chromebook C216B
  • Samsung Chromebook 3
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus
  • Samsung Chromebook Pro
  • Sector 5 E1 Rugged Chromebook
  • Viglen Chromebook 11
  • Viglen Chromebook 360

Chromebooks with Android app support in the Beta channel

Chromebooks with Android app support in the ChromeOS beta channel should be added to the Stable channel list with the next major ChromeOS version.

  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)

Chromebooks with planned Android app support

Google’s own list does not indicate when these Chromebooks will get Android app support; only that it is “planned” at some point.

  • Acer Chromebook 11 (CB3-111 / C730 / C730E / CB3-131)
  • Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531)
  • Asus Chromebook C200MA
  • Asus Chromebook C201PA
  • Asus Chromebook C300MA
  • Bobicus Chromebook 11
  • Dell Chromebook 11 3120
  • eduGear Chromebook R Series
  • Edxis Chromebook
  • Haier Chromebook 11
  • Haier Chromebook 11 G2
  • Hexa Chromebook Pi
  • Lava Xolo Chromebook
  • HP Chromebook 11 G3 / G4 / G4 EE
  • HP Chromebook 14 G4
  • Lenovo 100S Chromebook
  • Lenovo N20 / N20P Chromebook
  • Lenovo N21 Chromebook
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Yoga Chromebook
  • M&A Chromebook
  • Samsung Chromebook 2 11-inch – XE500C12
  • Senkatel C1101 Chromebook
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2
  • True IDC Chromebook 11

Chromebooks with Linux app support

Google’s own Pixelbook was the first Chromebook to run Linux apps. More devices joined in on the fun back in September 2018 when the Chrome OS 69 update was released, which brought stable Linux app support to quite a few Chromebooks. Here’s the full list:

  • Google Pixelbook
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus
  • Asus Chromebook Flip C101PA
  • Acer Chromebook 11 (C732, C732T, C732L & C732LT)
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus V2
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook / Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e Chromebook
  • Lenovo Yoga Chromebook
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 11 R751T
  • Acer Chromebook 15 CB515-1HT/1H
  • HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE
  • HP Chromebook x2

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Now that you know what devices support it, remember that not all Android apps run great on a Chromebook. To make life easier, here is a guide to the best Android apps that work well with Chromebooks.

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