For me, the most exciting announcement at Google I/O in May wasn’t even mentioned in the opening-day keynote. During the second day of the conference, Google dropped some rather big news: The Play Store and Android apps will come to Chromebooks later this year. As someone who’s been a big Chrome OS believer for years now, I was quite pleased at the notion of having more apps and better offline capabilities. It’s just what the platform needs to fully move past its “glorified browser” reputation.
While the Play Store won’t officially come to Chromebooks until the fall, there is a way to give it a shot today. If you install the Chrome developer channel on the ASUS Chromebook Flip, you can try Android apps out now.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht