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All new Chromebooks will support Android apps

by Todd Haselton | January 23, 2017January 23, 2017 11:30 am PST

The new crop of Chromebooks that we saw during CES 2017, including Samsung’s fresh entries, will support Android apps. And if that wasn’t enough, Google confirmed recently that all new Chromebooks launching this year will offer the same support. That’s a big move from the current situation, where a select number of Chromebooks offer the option to run games and apps from the Google Play Store.

“All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after … will work with Android apps in the coming future,” Google said recently. The feature is still in beta though Samsung’s new Chromebooks will be the first to launch with the Google Play Store installed out of the box. That means consumers who purchase new Chromebooks won’t need to search and install the Google Play Store manually, a change that will be particularly appealing to newcomers and folks in the education sector.

Updated list of Chromebooks with Android support

Google also has an updated list of every Chromebook that supports Android apps, which you can view at the source link below. Keep in mind that not every app will run properly, since some are designed for specific handsets or form factors. A bulk of them are ready to fly, though.


Todd Haselton

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