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Chrome OS device support for apps

You can use the Google Play Store to install Android apps on several Google Chromebooks. This document describes the Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases that can install Android apps, both currently and in upcoming releases of Chrome OS.

Overview

The same Android apps that run on phones and tablets can run on Chromebooks without compromising their speed, simplicity, or security. To develop the best experience for Android apps across Chromebooks, you should test your app on a suite of devices that consists of the following categories:

  • ARM architecture.
  • Intel x86 architecture.
  • Touch.
  • Non-touch (uses fake-touch).
  • Convertible.
  • Stylus-capable.

To learn more about Google Play Store support on Chromebooks, see the following Google Chrome blog post.

The following section lists the Chromebooks that work with Android apps and the categories that each device satisfies.

Supported platforms

Android apps are not available on every Chromebook, but Google continues to evaluate more devices based on a range of factors, such as processor type, GPU, and drivers. See Chrome OS Systems Supporting Android Apps on chromium.org for the updated list of platforms supporting Android apps.