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You can now install Android apps on Chromebook Pixel (2015) and Acer R11

By Bogdan Petrovan

Image credit: Ben Baggley

Image credit: Ben Baggley

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Users of two new Chromebooks can now install Android apps on their devices.

Back at the Google I/O conference, Google said it would first roll out Android apps support to three Chrome OS devices, sometime around mid-June. While Google kept its word and brought the feature to the Asus Chromebook Flip on June 17, users of the Chromebook Pixel (2015) and the Acer Chromebook R11 were left hanging.

Not anymore: Starting today, you can switch to the developer channel of Chrome OS and update your Pixel (2015) or R11 to the latest version of the operating system. After that, you will be able to activate the feature from Settings.

Note that this is still a work in progress, hence, the availability of the feature in the developer channel, as opposed to the beta or stable channels. As such, you should expect various bugs and inconsistencies. App developers may also need to tweak their apps to work properly on Chrome OS. That said, early reports from users who tried out Android apps on their Chromebooks suggest that many apps already work flawlessly.

Following the Flip, R11, and Pixel (2015), Google will bring support for Android apps to many other Chromebooks and Chrome OS devices. The full list – which sadly excludes many older models, including the Pixel (2013) – can be perused here.

Have you tried out Android apps on a Chromebook? Let us know what you think.

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Source:: android authority