Now on some Chromebooks you can download Android applications. Yes, these applications are now executable on some Chromebooks; Google laptops. This is made possible by the Chrome runtime application, which is in beta. This works on some Chromebook computers with Chrome OS version 37 or higher.
Has then been brought to Google Play for Chromebook. A reality that makes it possible to download and run Android applications on these computers, so that the same applications used on phones and tablets on Chromebooks can be managed, without the need to reduce the speed, simplicity or security of the computer.
It is understandable that this advance improves and makes it easier for users to have their applications found on tablets or mobiles, when using a larger team such as Chromebooks, makes us understand that. Both the common user and the developer are benefited, in the case of the second, by extending the market and use of their application to an additional device. For developers, Google Play will run on the corresponding tracks on the following Chromebooks; Acer Chromebook R11, ASUS Chromebook, and Chromebook Pixel. The idea is to extend to all available Chromebooks.
For those who want to be up to date on this, Google has published a list of Chromebooks that will be able to run Android applications, keeping updated a list of the computers that will support these applications throughout 2016, in addition to the new models in the Chrome channel on Google Plus and Twitter. Here the link:
The basic idea is to provide those who use Chromebook computers and those who want a new experience with computers of this nature, new platforms that in other times were not possible to do.
Being on a Chromebook apply these steps to add applications:
- Open the Chrome Web Store.
- Check the list of Android applications. If it is not on a Chromebook, you will not be able to see the list of applications.
- Find an application that you want to use.
- Add the app to the Chromebook.