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Android apps hit first Chrome OS notebook

by Todd Haselton | June 17, 2016June 17, 2016 6:30 am PDT


During Google I/O 2016, Google announced that the Android Google Play Store is finally making its way over to Chrome OS products. The very first notebook just got support, provided you’re in the Chrome OS dev channel.

Lucky owners of the ASUS Chromebook Flip will get to try Android apps ahead of anyone else, though Google has promised support is coming to a number of laptops. You do, however, need to have your notebook in dev mode, which means you’re not technically running stable software. You can easily change this by visiting Settings  > About and changing the setting under “Channel” to dev. From there, your Chromebook Flip should download the latest update from Channel 53.

I’m hoping to give this a try on my personal Chromebook Flip later. Do you own one? Let us know how it goes on your end.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...