Google is bringing millions of Android app to Chromebooks with the launch of Google Play for Chrome OS — but not every device will be able to join in the fun.
Google has a list of Chromebooks that support Android apps and, rather shockingly, a number of best-selling devices are not on the list.
Find out if your device is among them by looking at the list below.
Which Chromebooks Will Support Android Apps?
Below is a list of Chromebooks that will support running Android apps.
If your Chromebook is a couple of years old then there’s a good chance that you’ll get access to millions of Android app later this year.
Many older Chrome OS devices sadly won’t.
Among the well-known devices to miss out is the original Google Chromebook Pixel, released in 2013, the best-selling Acer C720 Chromebook, and every Chromebase model released so far.
It’s also worth noting that not every Chromebook will get access to Google Play at the same time. Support for the feature will roll out in stages.
The following 3 devices will be given early access next month, with the launch of Chrome OS v53 on the developer channel:
- Acer Chromebook R11
- ASUS Chromebook Flip
- Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)
The rest of the devices, grouped by OEM:
Acer — Supported Chrome OS Devices:
- Chromebook 11 C740
- Chromebase 24
- Chromebook 11 CB3-111 / C730 / CB3-131
- Chromebook R11
- Chromebook 15 CB5-571 / C910
- Chromebook 15 CB3-531
- Chromebox CXI2
- Chromebook 14 CB3-431
- Chromebook 14 for Work
ASUS — Supported Chrome OS Devices
- Chromebook Flip
- Chromebook C200
- Chromebook C201
- Chromebook C202SA
- Chromebook C300SA
- Chromebook C300
- Chromebox CN62
- Chromebit CS10
Dell — Supported Chrome OS Devices
- Chromebook 11 3120
- Chromebook 13 7310
Google — Supported Chrome OS Devices
- Chromebook Pixel (2015)
HP — Supported Chrome OS Devices
- Chromebook 11 G3 / G4 / G4 EE
- Chromebook 14 G4
- Chromebook 13
Lenovo — Supported Chrome OS Devices
- 00S Chromebook
- N20 / N20P Chromebook
- N21 Chromebook
- ThinkCentre Chromebox
- ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
- N22 Chromebook
- Thinkpad 13 Chromebook
- Thinkpad 11e Chromebook Gen 3
Samsung — Supported Chrome OS Devices
- Chromebook 2 11-inch (XE500C12)
- Chromebook 3
Toshiba — Supported Chrome OS Devices
- Chromebook 2
- Chromebook 2 (2015)
CTL — Supported Chrome OS Devices
- N6 Education Chromebook
- J5 Convertible Chromebook
Other Supported Chrome OS Devices
- Haier Chromebook 11e & 11 G2
- HiSense Chromebook 11
For the full list see this Google Support page.
Google says it will update the list ‘as new devices are added’, and notes that those Chrome devices not on the list will “…continue to get new features and improvements”.
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