On January 23 Google has formally introduced that, from this level onwards, any new Chromebook launched will function and feature get entry to to the Google Play Store for Android programs and content material.
Prior to now on the company's Google I/O meetings plans have been published to make Google Play and its content material ecosystem to be had on Chromebook units and ChromeOS. The transfer additionally turns out to suit with a few of Google's different aspirations to deliver Android and Chrome nearer in combination, as an example, by the use of the imminent hybrid AndromedaOS. Some present Chromebooks were up to date to beef up Google Play, however it is a fairly small variety so far, obviously Google is hoping that with each and every style assured going ahead it is going to supply a actually compelling draw to shoppers.
"Our customers have regularly advised us that they might find irresistible to do much more with their Chromebooks — run extra apps, use Place of business information extra simply, connect to quite a few apps, and do extra once they’re offline," stated Google, in a weblog post.
"So, we are bringing Google Play (the most well liked app retailer on the earth) to Chromebooks. This implies you’ll be capable of obtain and use Android apps, so you'll be able to make a Skype name, paintings with Administrative center information and be productive offline — or take a damage with video games like Minecraft, Hearthstone or Conflict of Clans. The similar apps that run on telephones and drugs can now run on Chromebooks with out compromising their velocity, simplicity or safety. That is just right for customers and nice for developers — along with telephones and drugs, they're going to have the ability to simply convey their apps to laptops. And all that is constructed on most sensible of Chrome OS, so customers will proceed to have the whole thing they love of their Chromebooks."
So far, suitable fashions come with the ASUS Chromebook Turn, the Acer Chromebook R 11 and Google's personal Chromebook Pixel. Google guarantees that different present fashions may also be up to date, although clearly now not all, however the excellent news is any logo new Chromebook launched from 2017 onward can be suitable. The company did, on the other hand, tease that it has "been running with our companions to release some nice new units specifically designed for Play."
Google hasn't stated anything else about Google Play on long run Chromeboxes or plug-and-play ChromeOS stick units.