At Google I/O, Google first introduced that Google Play and Android apps would make their option to Chromebooks by means of an update to Chrome OS v53. The preliminary rollout got here within the volatile developer channel and is predicted to be solid later this yr as availability widens. Today, Google Play get right of entry to has graduated to the beta channel and is rolling out to the Chromebook Pixel (2015), Acer Chromebook R11, and Asus Chromebook Turn.
That is Chrome OS beta 53.0.2785.36 and whilst this is a beta and comprises Google Play get right of entry to, Google mentions that the Google Play portion of the update continues to be a “Developer Preview” and would possibly not paintings as absolutely meant. With that during thoughts, be expecting there to be insects.
The excellent news is that the beta channel of Chrome OS will have to typically be extra solid than the dev channel, so your general revel in will have to be a lot better even though the Google Play and Android aspect of items is a little rocky. In case you are recently operating the dev channel on any of the supported Chromebooks, be happy to improve to the beta.
To peer an early hands-on of Google Play and Android apps operating on Chrome OS, make certain to take a look at this video.