Users love Chromebooks for their speed, security and simplicity. According to IDC1, in Q1 of this year Acer Chromebook R11 shipments overtook Macs in the U.S. That means, thanks to your support, in the U.S. Chrome OS is now the second most popular PC operating system. As we continue to increase our focus on mobility, we want to make sure your apps are easily available on this new form factor, reaching the many Chrome devices while maintaining a great experience.
The Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases that will be able to install Android apps are listed below. While we won’t be able to bring Android apps to every Chromebook ever made, we’re continuing to evaluate more devices based on a range of factors, like processor type, GPU, and drivers. We’ll update this list as new devices are added. For the best experience with Android apps on Chromebooks, we recommend purchasing a device from the list below. Even if your Chromebook isn’t on this list, it will continue to get other new features and improvements.
You’d think it would be available to all the Chromebooks immediately, but that hasn’t been the case. As of now, only the ASUS Chromebook Flip has gotten the Android app support. But Google has now announced two more models that will be getting the feature in June/July.
These include the Acer Chromebook R11 / C738T and Google Chromebook Pixel 2015.
Please come to our Google I/O session on May 19th at 4 pm. You will hear directly from our friendly engineers on how to optimize your Android app for Chromebooks. We are making the feature available in early June on Asus Chromebook Flip, Chromebook Pixel (2015) and Acer Chromebook R11 specifically for developers to have sufficient time to test their apps. For the actual launch and thereafter we will keep adding support for the following list of devices. Please see detailed instructions on how to get started with testing your apps.
The rest of the Chromebooks will be getting the update some time later this year or in 2017, with no specific dates being given at present.