Friday , March 9 2018

Play Store now supports Chromebook Pixel (2015) and Acer R11 in latest ChromeOS update

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While these Chromebooks are two not likely to be found in too many households in Australia, it’s worth noting that Google has rolled out Play Store support to two more Chromebooks. If you’re Daniel Tyson, or if you happen to have one of these, the Play Store is now yours — at least, if you use the ChromeOS developer channel.

ChromeOS version 53 includes support for the new Play Store feature, which allows you to use Android apps on Chrome. With the Asus Chromebook Flip (discussed last month), this now brings three promised devices with Play Store compatibility on ChromeOS.

While the roll-out has been slow, we look forward to further ChromeOS devices, including those more readily available here, being supported in the not too distant future.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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4 Comments on "Play Store now supports Chromebook Pixel (2015) and Acer R11 in latest ChromeOS update"

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Ausdroid Reader

Chromebook Flip is in fact an ASUS product, just saying.

Daniel Tyson
Ausdroid Editor

Chromebooks aren’t really Chris’ favourite topic. I’ve updated it now.

Ausdroid Reader

Impatiently waiting for it to download onto the Pixel…. This is the happiest day of my life…. *sob*

Daniel Tyson
Ausdroid Editor

I have it and I freaking LOVE IT.

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