The Google Play Store is now available on some Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks. So far, we know the HP Chromebook 11 G5, Chromebook Pixel 2015, Acer R11, and the Chromebook Flip can now run Android apps. We also know more will be added to the list including those from various OEMs like Asus, Haier, HiSense, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba among others.
Not all Chromebook users will be able to enjoy the Google Play store because there are still minimum requirements. However, not all devices with the Play Store can run all Android apps. There are still limits but at least most of your favorite apps can be enjoyed on your Chromebook. The latest software build brings the said feature. It’s already on the stable channel so you should have no problems getting the update.
Google is doing the rollout in increments though so be patient if you don’t see it yet. Those who have the Asus Flip and Acer R11 can see the update. If you own any of the two models, simply go to your Settings page to enable the Google Play Store feature.
The version bearing this feature is 53.0.2785.129. Check out the stable channel to be sure. Getting on the Stable channel means the feature is more than ready for a bigger audience. It’s not really perfect but at least you can now run some of your favorite apps and games.
VIA: Venture Beat