Google Play coming to a Chromebook near you!

     


Enable Android Apps to run on your Chromebook …Google Play Store – Over a million apps and games now available on your Chromebook.
 
During the annual I/O developers’ conference (which took place on May 18 to 20), Google announced that the Google Play Store would become available in Chromebooks starting in June.

As per Google’s official Chrome blog:

So, we’re bringing Google Play (the most popular app store in the world) to Chromebooks. This means you’ll be able to download and use Android apps, so you can make a Skype call, work with Office files and be productive offline -- or take a break with games like Minecraft, Hearthstone or Clash of Clans. The same apps that run on phones and tablets can now run on Chromebooks without compromising their speed, simplicity or security.

Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer says that Google’s goal has been to bring the best features of Android to Chrome, and the best features of Chrome to Android.

At launch, the Play Store on Chromebooks will support the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and the Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) (and apps will support both ARM and Intel platforms). Google say that, later in 2016, “this will roll out to other Chromebooks in the market too.” You can find the full list of devices that the Play Store will support by the end of year at Google’s site.