Chrome OS is the operating system of Google for Chromebooks, devices similar to laptops, but lighter (and less powerful in many occasions) so that the user can move a little better with it. The main push that increased the interest of some manufacturers in this operating system was the compatibility with Android applications and its store.
In August, which was when it was announced, it was said that all Chromebooks launched in 2017 would have this compatibility soon, although some of the most recent was already born with it. It seems that Google has put the batteries, they have added 17 models of Chromebooks to the already extensive list.
Google has published a list with all Chromebooks that will have or already have support for Android applications, and 17 more models have been added to that list, to add a total of 102 devices, of which 46 of them have planned the inclusion of this compatibility. The added models are detailed below:
- Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 (I already had Google Play on the Chrome OS betas channel)
- Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532 (I already had Google Play on the Chrome OS betas channel)
- CTL J2 / J4 Chromebook
- eduGear Chromebook K Series
- eduGear Chromebook M Series
- Haier Chromebook 11e
- Hisense Chromebook 11
- HP Chromebook 11 G5 (I already had Google Play on the Chrome OS betas channel)
- Medion Chromebook S2015
- NComputing Chromebook CX100
- Nexian Chromebook 11.6 “
- PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116E
- Prowise Chromebook Entryline
- Poin2 Chromebook 11
- Positive Chromebook CH1190
- Sector 5 E1 Rugged Chromebook
- Watch Chromebook 11
The list, already quite generous, will be expanded throughout the remainder of the year so that as many users as possible can install Android applications on their Chromebook. That includes those who left before 2017, although they must meet certain prerequisites, such as an appropriate hardware platform.
On the website of Chromium and warn that they will continue to evaluate more devices to give them this support, although it will be impossible to give it to all Chromebooks made since its inception. Are you a holder of one of the models that have or will receive support for Android apps and your store?