All Chromebooks Launched in 2017 Onward will Support the Play Store

All Chromebooks Launched in 2017 Onward will Support the Play Store

Many have been excited at the prospect of their Chromebook receiving support for Android applications installed via the Play Store. This has been huge news for those who own a Chromebook, but it’s left a lot of people to wonder if their device will get the update soon.

So far, it’s been limited to Chromebooks like the ASUS Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R11, and the Google Chromebook Pixel, but Google says they’re working to add support for many others in the future.

Sadly, this experience hasn’t been perfect since it was announced. Many have reported issues with the user interface of these apps on their device and this is why many devices only support it via the Canary or Developer channels. This is also why so many developers have prevented their apps from running on these devices. They don’t want to offer a poor experience to their customers, and they certainly don’t want to get bad reviews for a feature that has yet to his the stable channel.

But the big question remains, will my Chrome OS device ever receive support for the Play Store and if so, when will that update happen? We don’t have Google’s schedule for when they plan on adding support for additional devices. Progress has seemed very slow when it comes to bringing the feature to older Chrome OS devices. But we do have some good news for anyone looking to buy a new Chromebook. Google has confirmed on their Chromium OS page that all Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after will include support for Android applications via the Play Store.

We also have a list of which Chromebooks will eventually get updated to support Android applications. At least right now, we have a list of potential devices that will receive the update. Since this whole project is still in development, this list could change at any time. Check the list below to see if your device will receive the update…

AcerChromebook 11 C740
Chromebook 11 CB3-111 / C730 / C730E / CB3-131
Chromebook 14 CB3-431
Chromebook 14 for Work
Chromebook 15 CB5-571 / C910
Chromebook 15 CB3-531
Chromebook 15, CB3-532
Chromebox CXI2
Chromebase 24
Chromebook R13, CB5-312T
AsusChromebook C200
Chromebook C201
Chromebook C202SA
Chromebook C300SA
Chromebook C300
Chromebox CN62
Chromebit CS10
AOpenChromebox Commercial
Chromebase Commercial 22″
BobicusChromebook 11
CDIeduGear Chromebook K Series
eduGear Chromebook M Series
eduGear Chromebook R Series
CTLChromebook J2 / J4
N6 Education Chromebook
J5 Convertible Chromebook
DellChromebook 11 3120
Chromebook 13 7310
Education Chromebook
HaierChromebook 11
Chromebook 11e
Chromebook 11 G2
HexaChromebook Pi
HiSenseChromebook 11
LavaXolo Chromebook
HPChromebook 11 G3 / G4 / G4 EE / G5
Chromebook 14 G4
Chromebook 13
Lenovo100S Chromebook
N20 / N20P Chromebook
N21 Chromebook
ThinkCentre Chromebox
ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
N22 / N42 Chromebook
Thinkpad 13 Chromebook
Thinkpad 11e Chromebook Gen 3
ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook
ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook Gen 3
MedionAkoya S2013
Chromebook S2015
NComputingChromebook CX100
NexianChromebook 11.6″
PCMergeChromebook PCM-116E
Poin2Chromebook 11
SamsungChromebook 2 11″ – XE500C12
Chromebook 3
Sector 5E1 Rugged Chromebook
SenkatelC1101 Chromebook
ToshibaChromebook 2
Chromebook 2 (2015)
True IDCChromebook 11
ViglenChromebook 11
Source: Google

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.