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Chromebook Android Apps. Problems reported in Alpha feature tests.


There are three Chromebooks on the market that are currently able to run Android apps. More are coming soon as this barrier-breaking feature hasn’t yet rolled out as a full version to all Chromebooks but if you’ve got a Chromebook Pixel, Asus Chromebook Flip or Acer Chromebook R11 / C738T you can switch to the ‘developer channel’ and get an early test.

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Issues to watch out for – Google Play on Chromebooks


Google Play is coming to ChromeOS later this year and when it does Chromebooks will become truly offline capable, will leapfrog Windows laptops in some app categories and will have an app engine that could drive development of new types of ChromeOS products. I hope that by now you’ve heard the very exciting news that the Google Play Store, originally for Android smartphones and tablets, is coming to Chrome OS. The new, effectively virtualized, Android Marshmallow OS is likely to drive development of more widescreen / largescreen apps, boost development of advanced ChromeOS products and allow Chrome OS to be one of the first desktop operating systems that has  wider support for the quickly growing segments of IoT, wearables, ‘flyables’, home automation, local transport, health and data analytics, areas that Windows 10 desktop and mobile are struggling with.

There will be limitations of course, and that’s what I want to walk through now.

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