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Google officially announces Android apps for Chromebooks

Google officially announces Android apps for Chromebooks

I think what I like about Google Play coming to Chromebooks is that you will be able to install all of your favorite e-reading apps such as Kindle, Kobo, Nook or Google Play Books. Users will be able to view the Android apps in three different window sizes, making it easy to work on different apps simultaneously.

Chromebook Android apps: What does this mean for you?

It's a confusing proposal from Google. To do this, it plans to bring the entire Google Play ecosystem along for the ride: applications can be searched, purchased, downloaded and installed on compatible Chrome OS devices just as with Android. If I'm using Instant Apps for something temporary, then that lowers the chances I will download the full app I think. However, there's one serious knock against them: a lack of major apps and games built for Chrome OS. B&H; is a flawless example.

This means that even the low-end Chromebook models will be able to handle the apps because they would obviously be more powerful than most low-end smartphones.

Chromebooks have been able to run Android apps for quite some time now, but the process has been complicated and long.

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The company also mentioned that it's working with the hardware partners to introduce more exciting devices, which are specifically designed for the Play Store.

Ars Technica sat down with the Chrome OS team to see how this integration will work. Since Skype was previously unavailable on Chromebooks, this new feature could help users get it in an instant.

Google offers 5 years of software support for Chromebooks, and it looks like the company decided not to roll out this particular feature to devices that are more than half way through that support life cycle.

Google will open up functionality for developers in early June on the Chromebook Pixel (2015), Asus Chromebook Flip, and Acer Chromebook R11 before the wider public release this autumn.

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