As I already reported in Androidsis, last may 2016, coinciding with the celebration of the Conference Google I/O 2016, the company announced that many Chromebooks and other devices that also use the Chrome OS operating system, could soon run Android from Google Play Store applications.
Since that announcement, it is now almost a year, the company has not been quick to offer support appropriate to the older Chromebooks equipment, but now Google has now updated, the company has updated its support page Chromium offering a long list of Chrome OS devices that already offer, or offer it in the future, compatibility to run Android applications.
According to the information provided by the own Google, currently these are Chromebook computers and other devices that are already capable of running Android apps with the Chrome OS in its stable version:
- Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T, C738T)
- AOpen Chromebox Mini
- AOpen Chromebase Mini
- ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA
- Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)
- Samsung Chromebook Plus
Along with the previous ones, the Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T) and Asus Chromebook Flip C302, also have been included among the teams that are capable of running Android apps now, however, under the operating system Chrome OS Beta Channel version.
In this regard, it is necessary to note that Google has pointed out that the fact that a device appears on the Beta channel, does not mean it will include support for running Android in the next version establ applicationsand Chrome OS.
In the list published by Google and that you can view in full here, is also a total that exceeds 80 Chrome OS devices which have been tagged under a “Planned” State and assumes that they will add compatibility with Android applications however, the company has not provided no guidance or exact date on when this will happen for each computer or device.
Google says that “still evaluating” more Chrome OS devices that could run Android apps, so if your particular model is not listed, can be that if you can do so in future updates of this list.
On the other hand, Google confirms that all the Chromebook launched in 2017 to run Android applications, although it may not immediately.