I/O 2016 saw Google announce that Chromebooks would soon be able to run Android apps. Here are all the Chrome OS laptops getting support in 2016 – and a rundown of which ones already enjoy availability.
Four more Chromebooks have now been added to the list of Android-app compatible notebooks, as Google continues its slow integration of its two operating systems.
As 9to5Google reports, the Dell Chromebook 13, HP 13, Samsung Chromebook 3, and the ASUS C301SA have all been given the ability to run Android apps.
Until now, the Acer R13, Chromebook Pixel 2015, Acer Chromebook R11 and the Asus Chromebook Flip were the only Chrome OS devices to have access to the Google Play Store.
But the list keeps growing, and we're sure there's more to come before the year is out – if not early in 2017.
The first Chromebook to officially gain access to Android apps was the Asus Chromebook Flip. Hurrah, we said at the time. One computer!
Related: Chromebook Pixel vs Apple MacBook
Throughout the coming months, further Chromebooks and Chrome OS devices will join the party. Here's a quick rundown of the biggest names – we don't have specifics just yet, but we'll update this article as soon as we learn more.
Note that all of these devices may not be universally available – and that we've curated this list to filter out some of the also-rans.
Compatible with Android apps now
- Acer Chromebook R11
- Acer R13
- Asus Chromebook Flip
- Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)
- Dell Chromebook 13
- HP 13
- Samsung Chromebook 3
- ASUS C301SA
- Chromebook 11 C740
- Chromebase 24
- Chromebook 11 CB3-111 / C730 / CB3-131
- Chromebook 15 CB5-571 / C910
- Chromebook 15 CB3-531
- Chromebox CXI2
- Chromebook 14 CB3-431
- Chromebook 14 for Work
- Chromebook C200
- Chromebook C201
- Chromebook C202SA
- Chromebook C300SA
- Chromebook C300
- Chromebox CN62
- Chromebit CS10
- Chromebook 11 3120
- Chromebook 11 G3 / G4 / G4 EE
- Chromebook 14 G4
- 00S Chromebook
- N20 / N20P Chromebook
- N21 Chromebook
- ThinkCentre Chromebox
- ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
- N22 Chromebook
- Thinkpad 13 Chromebook
- Thinkpad 11e Chromebook Gen 3
- Chromebook 2 11" - XE500C12
- Chromebook 2
- Chromebook 2 (2015)
If you're mulling a Chromebook purchase and having access to Android apps is important to you, you'll want to make sure you grab one of the above models.
Alternatively, if you're after a new laptop but open to other options, check out our expert guide to all the best laptops of 2016.Watch The Refresh: The best tech gossip and reviews every week
Which Android apps are you most looking to forward to landing on Chrome OS? Let us know in the comments below.