At the time of Google IO in May this year it was confirmed that the search giant will be bringing its millions of Android apps to Chromebooks. While several Chromebook laptops have got this ability recently, with the latest developer channel update, more Chromebooks are joining the bandwagon.
As mentioned by the Chrome Unboxed website, three more laptops namely the Acer Chromebook 14, Acer Chromebook 15 and ASUS C300 will now have access to Android apps via the Chrome OS developer channel.
The Asus C300 Chromebook users can simply do this by navigating through the ‘Menu’, selecting ‘About Chrome OS’, clicking on ‘Change Channel’ and selecting the ‘Developer Channel’ option. However, it is quite a complex process for Acer Chromebook users. 9to5 Google has given step-by-step details here as to how you can bring Android apps to Chromebook.
It is being assumed that more number of Chromebooks might see the feature coming to them when Google rolls out the Chrome OS 55 next month.
Back in May, at the time of the announcement Google said that this not only gives a boost to the Chrome OS but will also make it easy for developers to bring their apps on the OS without any need to roll out an update.
Some of the partners that are already working to bring Android apps to their Chromebooks include Acer, Asus, Dell, Haier, Lava (Xolo Chromebook), HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba and more.
Also mentioned was that the multitasking will also get easier with Android apps on the Chrome OS. Users will be able to view the Android apps in three different window sizes, making it easy to work on different apps simultaneously. However, there won’t be any changes coming to the existing Chrome Web Store.