You Can Now Use Android Apps On Two More Touchscreen Chromebooks

You Can Now Use Android Apps On Two More Touchscreen Chromebooks

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:

  1. Open Settings from the menu in the lower-right corner of your screen.
  2. Click About Chrome OS.
  3. Click More info.
  4. Click Change channel and select Dev channel from the drop down.
  5. 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.

Chrome OS Systems Supporting Android Apps [Chromium via Chrome Story, Engadget]

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