Google Chrome OS now stable enough for Android apps, but on select PCs only

Google Chrome OS now stable enough for Android apps, but on select PCs only

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  1. froggyboy604

    froggyboy604 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The time has finally come when Google has released a new stable version of Chrome OS that offers access to the entire Play Store library.

    It seems the update is limited to two of the latest Chromebook models, specifically the Asus Chromebook Flip and the Acer Chromebook R11. If you happen to own either of those devices, you can look forward to receiving the Chrome OS update within the next few days as it’s rolled out.

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    It is disappointing that only two models of the Chromebook will get Android app supports.

    But, I think this is not a big deal for some Chromebook users since most users probably already own a Google Android smartphone, tablet, and can easily run Google Android apps on their PC with an Android emulator or virtual machine software like Virtualbox or VMware.
     
  2. Demon_Skeith

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    The whole select PC thing is concerning.
     
  3. froggyboy604

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    I agree the whole Select PC thing is concerning. Hopefully, all or most Chrome OS PCs will have access to the Google Play store if Google listens to its users who most likely want to use Android apps, and games on their Chrome OS PC.

    But, at least, the boot loader on most Chromebooks are unlocked, so users can install operating systems like Linux and Windows which are compatible, and probably install an Android based operating systems like Android-x86 or Remix OS.
     

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