These Chromebooks now fully support Google Play Store

JC Torres - Oct 27, 2017
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These Chromebooks now fully support Google Play Store

The speculation around Google’s unified operating system for Android and Chrome OS have mostly died down again, just as the fervor around Android apps on Chrome has similarly lost steam. That doesn’t mean, however, that Google has forgotten about its promise, though. With the launch of its new Pixelbook Chromebook, questions about the versatility of these devices come up again. And by happenstance, Google seems to have gotten the ball rolling again, enabling full and stable Android app support for 17 more Chromebooks.

It almost feels like forever since Google formally announced that it would be officially implementing support for Google Play Store on Chrome OS. That meant expanding Android app support beyond the painfully limited ARC (Android Runtime on Chrome) implementation a while back. That said, it hasn’t exactly been fast at making that a reality either.

The addition of these 17 Chromebooks is perhaps the biggest change to date. While all new Chromebooks this year already came with Google Play Support out of the box, there are still a lot of older models out there than the new ones. Without further ado, here are the existing Chromebooks that graduated to having Google Play Store support finally in stable:

• Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431
• Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532
• CTL J2 / J4 Chromebook
• eduGear Chromebook K Series
• eduGear Chromebook M Series
• Haier Chromebook 11e
• HiSense Chromebook 11
• HP Chromebook 11 G5
• Medion Chromebook S2015
• NComputing Chromebook CX100
• Nexian Chromebook 11.6″
• PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116E
• Prowise Chromebook Entryline
• Poin2 Chromebook 11
• Positivo Chromebook CH1190
• Sector 5 E1 Rugged Chromebook
• Viglen Chromebook 11

Of course, having stable support for Google Play Store doesn’t immediately equate to properly working implementation. There have been complaints in the past about the rather disappointing performance of Android app running on Chrome OS, but hopefully, those have all been ironed out by now. Especially considering how Google itself is banking on some of those apps working flawlessly on its Pixelbook.


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