Google Play Store coming to Chrome OS?

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  1. saturnotaku

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    I recently acquired a Lenovo N21 Chromebook, and it's proving to be a much better device for carrying around my house then my Sager LOL. Anyway, here is a story that just came out about the possibility of the Google Play Store supporting Chrome OS. This would be a great thing for these devices. Having access to the full Android versions of MS Office would be a great boost to my productivity, rather than having to rely on the web versions as I would now. Further, if I could quickly and easily load up emulators, the Chromebook would become a nice portable retro gaming device.

    The only major issue I can foresee is storage, since most Chromebooks only come with 16 GB on board. This might lead some companies to create more models with 32 GB or more of space, causing prices to increase, thereby negating some of the advantage these devices have. Still, this development would absolutely be a net positive.
     
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    I'm really excited about this and wanting to sell my T100 and get a chromebook.

    I'm just wondering about light productivity on chromeOS vs Android.
     
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    If we could get Skype on ChromeOS, it would be the perfect computer for my parents. All they need is a web browser and Skype to talk with their grandkids.
     
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    Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to work so well. See the below video.

    It seems that the Android version of Skype will work just fine on a Chromebook. Here's a video showing off some of the early capabilities, and it's surprisingly well integrated. The overall experience still needs refinement, but so far so good.

     
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    Any chance this comes to the independent Chrome application as well?
     
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    Most likely, no.

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    - GOOGLE ANNOUNCES ALL UPCOMING CHROMEBOOKS WILL SUPPORT ANDROID APPS -

    ChromeUnboxed:

    Google has officially announced that Chromebooks released in 2017 and after will all be compatible with Android Apps in the “coming future.” No news on when the Play Store will be making its way to the Stable channel but we still anticipate seeing some, if not all devices on the list gaining access with the release of Chrome OS 56 around the end of this month. read more..


    The Chromium Projects:

    All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after - will work with Android apps at a time to be announced in the future. read more..
     
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    Just like to add that most Chromebooks in 2016 also will support Android, if they don't already do on the stable, beta or dev channel.

    Google has a giant list of Chromebooks waiting to be approved for Android this year.

    It is going to be great!
     
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