Android Apps Work on All New Chromebooks Michael Kwan January 23, 2017 News You know what’s been sorely missing from all the Google Chromebooks roaming around in the affordable laptop market? No, it’s not more horsepower to handle high-end gaming and video editing. It’s support for Android apps. We were promised this last year and the promise is finally coming to fruition in a more widespread fashion. Up until now, only a small handful of “select” Chromebooks have been able to download, install and run Android apps. Now, Google has announced that all new Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be able to support Android apps. That’s great news, even if it’s not exactly a surprise. It’s not quite Andromeda OS, but it’s as close as we’re going to get in the short term. What that means is that you can pick up something like the Acer Chromebook R11 Convertible shown here and play Super Mario Run when it gets pushed to Android in a couple months. It’s probably in your best interest to get a touchscreen Chromebook if you want to do the Android thing. Android apps will also currently work on the Acer C738T, the Asus Chromebook Flip, and the 2015 Google Chromebook Pixel. A more comprehensive list of Chromebook that will “work with Android apps at a time to be announced in the future” can be found on Google’s Chromium Projects page. Share This With The World!