Android apps on Chrome OS are amazing, but so far only one laptop — the ASUS Chromebook Flip — has been able to try them out. That list has grown two sizes today, to include the Acer R11 and the Chromebook Pixel. Both laptops have touchscreens, which means they're a little better suited for using Android apps. If you have either model, here's how to enable the developer channel and start downloading the apps:
- Open Settings from the menu in the lower-right corner of your screen.
- Click About Chrome OS.
- Click More info.
- Click Change channel and select Dev channel from the drop down.
- Check for updates and restart your device.
Once your devices updates, you should have a new Google Play Store app. Here, you can download any of the apps available on the store. Keep in mind, this is still a work in progress, so don't expect everything to work properly. With two more devices added to the lineup, though, we're inching closer to this being ready for everyone.