Google Play support arrives on a Acer Chromebook R11, newest Chromebook Pixel
July 14, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited
Back in May, Google announced that a Google Play storefront would be finished accessible to Chromebooks, permitting users to download and use Android apps on their Chrome OS device. The support would hurl out in a form of an refurbish in a developer channel, attack a Asus Chromebook Flip first, followed by a Acer Chromebook R11 and a latest Chromebook Pixel indication (2015).
“The same apps that run on phones and tablets can now run on Chromebooks though compromising their speed, morality or security,” said members of a Chrome OS team. “This is good for users and good for developers – in further to phones and tablets, they will be means to simply move their apps to laptops. And all this is built on tip of Chrome OS, so users will continue to have all they adore in their Chromebooks.”
The refurbish adding support for Google Play landed on a Asus Chromebook Flip final month, and now there are reports that the refurbish has finally arrived on a latter dual models. Once these dual units accept a update, users simply reboot a device and afterwards pointer into a new Google Play app regulating their stream Chromebook comment sign-in credentials.
Right now, Android app support on Chrome OS seems a small uneven in regards to opening and availability. Reportedly not all Android apps now run on Google’s cover platform, and some of those that were recently tested on Acer’s Chromebook R11 – even one of Google’s possess first-party apps – caused a small trouble.
However, Marvel Unlimited, Amazon Kindle, Netflix, Google Play Movies, and several others commissioned on a Acer device reportedly work only fine, noticing a touchscreen, touchpad, or rodent input. They even adjust their blueprint and position when a Chromebook is switched from cover to inscription mode, and when a shade moves from mural to landscape mode. Alternate web browsers and Microsoft’s Office apps work only excellent too, it seems.
Owners of these 3 inclination can also side-load Android apps by enabling developer mode. Once that is done, simply go into a Chrome OS settings, locate a Android Apps section, and click on a “Manage your Android apps on Settings” link. There’s a toggle labeled “Unknown app” that can be switched on to capacitate a designation of Android apps finished accessible outward Google Play, such as Amazon’s Appstore and a Amazon Video app.
What’s engaging here is that a Android app knowledge offering on a Acer Chromebook R11 is reportedly identical to what you’ll find on a Asus Chromebook Flip. This is important since a Asus indication sports an ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor since a Acer indication has an Intel Celeron x86 processor, two wholly opposite processor architectures.
If we already have a Chromebook and are prickly to play with Android apps on your device, don’t fret. Google Play support will hurl out to other models on a marketplace “over time.” There’s a prolonged list of Chromebooks that will get support for Google Play posted right here, though many might not accept a refurbish until someday in 2017. Even more, your Chromebook might not even play good with many Android apps if there’s no hold shade present.
Google’s Chrome OS group pronounced that a association is now operative with partners to launch Chromebooks with Google Play support already included. At a time, a group teased that additional sum per these Chromebooks will hurl out over a subsequent several months.