More Chromebooks are receiving the Play Store support. Soon enough, more devices can run Android apps since we know that’s what most Chromebook owners are waiting for and Google is rolling out the necessary updates. It’s only a matter of time before most of the models available in the market can support the Google Play Store. The Chrome OS developers have been working on the said update and bringing the application to the Beta Channel.
A couple of weeks ago, the Samsung Chromebook 3 and HP 13 G1 received Google Play Store support also a few weeks after the Acer Chromebook R13 did. Android app support is usually added to the Beta Channel before it reaches the Chrome OS Stable channel. We know more will be added to the list and here are more models that can run Android apps: Acer Chromebook 14, Acer Chromebook 15, and the Toshiba Chromebook 2.
If you own any of the models mentioned, go to About ChromeOS> Settings> and check the ARC version, choose ‘Check for and apply updates’. If you’re transitioning to Beta Channel , note than a reset will occur. Your Chromebook’s local storage will be cleared first before you can enable the Android apps. You can also transition to developer mode to enable the apps finally.
You can also choose to enter some special code. Launch a Crosh tab, type ‘shell’, enter the code below, click enter after each line:
sudo cp /etc/chrome_dev.conf /usr/local/
sudo mount –bind /usr/local/chrome_dev.conf /etc/chrome_dev.conf
sudo echo “–enable-arc ” >> /etc/chrome_dev.conf
Note that this is for the Beta Channel only so there may be still be a lot of kinks. Feel free to report whatever you encounter along the way so the Stable version will soon be available.
VIA: Chrome Unboxed