Google brings Android Apps support to 16 more Chromebooks

It’s more than a year since Google announced that Chromebooks would get the Play Store and the ability to run Android apps, with the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and Google’s Chromebook Pixel being the first to gain support. Thankfully, it seems that Google is picking up the pace somewhat with the addition of another 16 Chromebook models to the list. Join us after the break for more details.

These are the new additions to the list of supported Chromebooks:

Acer

  • Chromebook 11 N7 C731/C731T
  • Chromebook 15 CB3-532

Asus

  • Chromebook C202SA/C300SA/C301SA

Dell

  • Chromebook 11 (3180)
  • Chromebook 11 Convertible (3189)
  • Chromebook 13 (3380)

HP

  • Chromebook 11 G5 EE
  • Chromebook 13 G1

Lenovo

  • Flex 11 Chromebook
  • N23 Yoga Chromebook
  • N22 Chromebook
  • N23 Chromebook

Samsung

  • Chromebook 3

Mercer

  • Mercer Chromebook NL6D

If your Chromebook is one of the new additions, you’ll have to enroll in the Chrome OS beta channel to get Android apps running on your device. Once that’s done, you’ll need to navigate to Settings and scroll to the Google Play Store section where you need to check the Enable Play Store on your Chromebook box. Then it’s a simple matter of agreeing to the T&C’s, confirming your current Google account and allowing the Play Store app to open. After that, the world, or Play Store rather, is your oyster.

If you have one of the supported Chromebooks, let us know how you get on in the comments below.

Source: Chromium


About the Author: Peter Holden

I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry around a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, I love a good Braai (BBQ).


  • Jack Smith

    Where is the Acer 14? Come on Google!

  • http://www.rapidsofttechnologies.com/ john dave

    This is wonderful step from google which is taking initiative in enhancing its technology and providing better user experience to the people. Let see what will be the next?