Microsoft blocks Office android support on some chromebooks.

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  1. Primes

    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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    https://9to5google.com/2016/11/07/microsoft-office-android-chromebook-compatibility/

    "According to multiple users on Reddit, some of Microsoft’s Office apps on the Play Store are being blocked including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. On the Play Store listing the usual “unsupported on my device” message will pop up and block the install."

    Even though beta testing shows most play store apps run fine on chromebooks, Microsoft is now blocking office apps from running on chromebooks with screens bigger than 10.1 inches. You thought you were going to go cheap by getting a chromebook with app support and just use Office android apps? Microsoft says no, you will pay to use office.
    Also "Core editing is available for free on Android devices with screen sizes of 10.1 inches or less. The extra features are available on Android tablets and phones with a qualifying Office 365 subscription."
     
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    Update:

    Microsoft confirms Android versions of Office apps will get Chrome OS support.
    http://www.androidauthority.com/microsoft-android-office-chrome-os-728131/

    "So if your Chromebook can’t currently run those Android apps, it should be able to when the Chrome OS-Android beta period is over. One thing to note is that, per Microsoft’s own rules, any device that has a screen that’s bigger than 10.1 inches will limit the features of those Office apps for free. Users won’t be able to create, edit or print any files or documents from those apps unless they purchase an Office 365 subscription from Microsoft."
     
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    I want to know when the beta for Google Play support is going to end and the product get rolled out to all the Chromebooks that have been promised support.
     
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    That would be nice to know, but for now they are just slowly rolling it out. :vbfrown:

    Here is the list of Chromebooks that will get android apps. link
    also:
    https://sites.google.com/a/chromium...os-systems-supporting-android-apps?hl=en&rd=1
    Chromebooks that support Android apps
    Android apps are now available on: (as of 25nov2016)
    • Acer R11 - Stable Channel
    • Acer R13 - Beta Channel
    • Asus Chromebook Flip - Stable
    • Asus C301SA - Dev Channel
    • Dell Chromebook 13 - Dev
    • Google Pixel 2 - Stable
    • HP 11 G5 - Dev
    • HP 13 G1 - Dev
    • Samsung Chromebook 3 - Dev
    Chromebooks that will work with Android apps later in 2016/2017
    Manufacturer
    Device
    Acer Chromebook 11 C740
    Chromebook 11 CB3-111 / C730 / C730E / CB3-131
    Chromebook 14 CB3-431
    Chromebook 14 for Work
    Chromebook 15 CB5-571 / C910
    Chromebook 15 CB3-531
    Chromebook 15, CB3-532
    Chromebox CXI2
    Chromebase 24
    Chromebook R13, CB5-312T
    Asus Chromebook C200
    Chromebook C201
    Chromebook C202SA
    Chromebook C300SA
    Chromebook C300
    Chromebox CN62
    Chromebit CS10
    AOpen Chromebox Commercial
    Chromebase Commercial 22"
    Bobicus Chromebook 11
    CDI eduGear Chromebook K Series
    eduGear Chromebook M Series
    eduGear Chromebook R Series
    CTL Chromebook J2 / J4
    N6 Education Chromebook
    J5 Convertible Chromebook
    Dell Chromebook 11 3120
    Chromebook 13 7310
    Edxis Chromebook
    Education Chromebook
    Haier Chromebook 11
    Chromebook 11e
    Chromebook 11 G2
    Hexa Chromebook Pi
    HiSense Chromebook 11
    Lava Xolo Chromebook
    HP Chromebook 11 G3 / G4 / G4 EE / G5
    Chromebook 14 G4
    Chromebook 13
    Lenovo 100S Chromebook
    N20 / N20P Chromebook
    N21 Chromebook
    ThinkCentre Chromebox
    ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
    N22 / N42 Chromebook
    Thinkpad 13 Chromebook
    Thinkpad 11e Chromebook Gen 3
    ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook
    ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook Gen 3
    Medion Akoya S2013
    Chromebook S2015
    M&A Chromebook
    NComputing Chromebook CX100
    Nexian Chromebook 11.6"
    PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116E
    Poin2 Chromebook 11
    Samsung Chromebook 2 11" - XE500C12
    Chromebook 3
    Sector 5 E1 Rugged Chromebook
    Senkatel C1101 Chromebook
    Toshiba Chromebook 2
    Chromebook 2 (2015)
    True IDC Chromebook 11
    Viglen Chromebook 11
     
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