As promised by Google last month, Android apps and games have begun to arrive on Chrome OS. The first device to get them is the Asus Chromebook Flip, and according to Google’s François Beaufort “more devices will follow very soon.”
Flip owners who want to access Android apps will have to update the device to run the developer channel of Chrome OS, with the latest version delivering the Play Store to the desktop. The Acer Chromebook R11, C738T, and the 2015 Chromebook Pixel are also scheduled to get access to the Play Store this month.
In our early hands-on with Android apps on a Chromebook we thought the software’s integration was impressive. The apps run natively, appear as regular windowed programs, and as most Android applications are designed with smartphones in mind, they should run well on even low-end Chromebooks.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht
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