All the laptops running on Google Chrome OS, released, starting in 2017, will be capable of “out of the box” to support applications written for Android.
In particular, Android will support laptops, presented in January at CES 2017 – two new Acer Chromebook and Samsung Chromebook Plus and Pro. “These gadgets will come with the Play store and access to all Android applications used by smartphone owners,” the publication reports Arstechnica.
in addition, updated project page of the web browser Chromium Projects, which lists support Android “Hambali”. Now the list includes Asus Flip Chromebook, Acer Chromebook R11/C738T and Google Chromebook Pixel 2 (released in 2015).
With the 2017 launch of Android apps will be supported on the laptops released by Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba and other manufacturers.
Old “chromebooks” will be left without a Android
regarding the first Chromebook Pixel, released in 2013, it is unlikely to support the application, as too outdated. “Google has already stated that the apps will only work on new systems is a conscious step to move away from old configurations,” explains Arstechnica.
Starting in 2017, the Android app “out of the box” will run on all “chromebook”
This is a controversial decision, because, according to the journalists, “iron” in the original Chromebook Pixel was more powerful than most other “chromebooks”. Meanwhile, older devices will not be completely forgotten. Google guarantees updates Chrome OS every five years since the release of the gadget.
Recall the first time staff support for Android applications on devices running on Google Chrome OS was implemented in the summer of 2016, the Pioneer was the Asus Chromebook Flip. The company then said that the innovation will allow to increase the user base of Chrome OS and make it more profitable to develop applications for Android, as developers will be able to simultaneously create programs for smartphones, tablets and laptops.
in addition to the regular support Android apps can run on Chrome OS, Windows, and OS X thanks to the extension for Google Chrome called ARC Welder. The extension uses the runtime for ARC (short for App Runtime for Chrome), released by Google in September 2014