Google made a pretty big Chromebook announcement at I/O 2016 that Chromebooks would be gaining the ability to run Android apps. It wasn’t a quick process, and it didn’t come to every single Chromebook, but by the end of 2016 we had a few models that were doubling as small Android hybrid computers.
The good news is that if you’re weighing your options for a new Chromebook in 2017, you won’t have to worry about whether or not your choice will have access to the Play Store. Google has announced that every single Chromebook launching this year will be able to run Android apps right out of the box.
This probably means that every Chromebook hitting the market from this point forward should have that ability. It’d be strange for some 2018 models to not support it, but since Google has never explicitly stated what they’re looking for when they bring Android apps into the stable channel for a Chromebook, we can’t know for sure.
Anybody else considering a Chromebook for their next laptop after this news?