Chrome OS: About a month ago, Google announced that the Play Store would be coming to Chrome OS, bringing over a million Android apps with it. Last week, the rollout began. If you have a Chromebook Flip (one of our favourite Chromebooks), you can switch to the developer channel and try it out now. The developer channel isn’t meant for everyday use by regular users, so you probably shouldn’t install it on a device you need everyday. To switch to the developer channel on your Chromebook Flip, follow these steps:
- Click your profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
- Click Settings.
- At the top of the screen, click About Chrome OS, then select More info.
- Click the “Change channel…” button.
- Select “Development” from the drop-down menu.
This will download the developer channel update. Once it’s installed, reboot your computer and the Play Store will appear in your app drawer. Right now only the Chromebook Flip seems to be supported, but official Chromium Evangelist François Beaufort says that more devices will be following “very soon”.