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Android apps can now run on Chrome OS stable | Download apps from Play Store

by Felix Omondi
Android apps can now run on Chrome OS stable | Download apps from Play Store

For a long time now, it has been the wish for Chromebook users to natively run Android app on their Google powered PCs. Well, in the recent past few months, it has been possible to run Android apps on Chrome OS devices.

However, that was for the early adopters willing to use the beta channels Chrome OS. The bad thing about beta software is that they not fully baked and user might experience system crash or even security loop holes. You can see why it is not a popular choice for the majority of users, especially ones without the technical background to fix or troubleshoot their PCs whenever beta software crashes.

If you have been shying away from the beta ChromeOS, but wishing you could natively run Android apps. This news is for you! Google has now made it possible for Android Apps to run on the stable ChromeOS. That means you can go to Play Store, download those amazing apps you got on your Android smartphone, and use them on your Chromebook.

Certainly, your productivity and experience is bound to increase on the full keyboard and big screen that comes with using a desktop computer. It will be a great improvement from your smartphone where you have to use tiny touch-keyboard on the tiny display of your mobile Android device.

While it is true that you can now run Android apps natively on ChromeOS devices, that ability remains currently only available to specific Chromebook models. These models are the Asus Chromebook Flip and the Acer Chromebook R11. Other versions of Chromebook are yet to receive this ChromeOS update that will enable them run Android apps natively.

There is neither any indication as to when the 2015 Chromebook Pixel will get this update. However, it is highly likely it is among the next wave of Chromebooks that will receive the update; that also goes for some models by Samsung, HP, and Lenovo. Until they do, you just have to make do without the Android apps on your Chromebook, or plunge into the murky waters of beta ChromeOS.

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