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Google Chromebooks: slow progress on Android app support

Google’s Chromebooks are enjoying brisk sales over the past year or so, offering great battery life and Google’s suite of tools in a laptop.

The Google Play Store and Android appsĀ have also been making their way to devices, albeit at a much slower rate than consumers would like.

So what kind of progress have we seen since our June update of compatible Chromebooks? Not much, actually.

We see a new addition from Acer, with its Chromebook 14 for Work CB5-471 hitting the beta channel. Meanwhile, HP’s Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE and Lenovo’s fourth generation ThinkPad 11e/ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook graduate from beta to stable channels.

Otherwise, nothing else has changed roughly seven weeks after our last Chromebook update. Check out the latest compatibility list below.

chromebooks august 2017

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  • Jack Smith

    It is awesome to have Android apps on Chromebooks. Was flying on United not long ago and their entertainment system only supported Android and iOS. My kids with their Chromebooks could watch the video and none of the Windows or Mac laptops could use it.

    Not sure why this is so but it is what it is. My wife can use Snap on her CB 2 in 1. This will be the world with Chromebooks more and more. With Windows Phone now dead there will be less native Windows support for things.

    Apple should really consider doing what Google did with Android and Chromebooks with iOS on the Mac.

    iOS has strong support like Android enjoys.

  • RMP

    Since I don’t own a smartphone, and since I’d always much rather use my Chromebook than my Android tablet, I didn’t think that I’d use Android apps much on my Chromebook. Turns out that I was wrong.