According to some rumors, Google wants to bring Android Apps and Google Play Store to the Chromebook. If it will succeed doing this, then there will be more people who will be interested in purchasing this device.
These rumors surfaced after several users have reported that their Chromebooks running on Chrome OS version 51 were showing a checkbox in the settings saying “Enable Android apps to run on your Chromebook”.
Unfortunately, Google hasn’t announced this officially, but it does make a lot of sense to bring the Android applications along with the official store that it is found on smartphones and tablets. We remind you that some earlier rumors were suggesting that the Android OS and Chrome OS will merge together, but it is good to know that the two operating systems are a bit different. However, we think that Google will make a better move by bringing the Android apps to the Chrome OS.
It will be way better to keep the old Chrome OS functionally, but to allow users to install applications that are found on Android OS. Hopefully, Google will make an official announcement about this in the near future. We agree that Chromebooks are not as popular as tablets and smartphones, but by introducing the Android Apps and the Google Play Store, this might change for the better.
We remind you that the annual Google I/O event is approaching and this is when Google might officially announce the addition of the Android Apps and Google Play Store to Chromebooks. The Google I/O 2016 will be held in California during May 18-20, 2016.
Will you purchase a Chromebook if it will support Android applications? Do you find Chromebooks useful or do you prefer to buy a tablet/smartphone and download lots of Android applications from the Google Play store?