Google has announced that the Google Play store, which was initially called Android Market, because it was available for devices running on this platform, will be brought to Chrome OS and, in a first phase, there will be three Chromebooks that will receive this feature. This will happen in mid-June, but soon, other Chromebooks will be added on the list.
Good news for the owners of three Chromecasts models. Soon, they’ll enjoy the best Android features on their laptops, which they’ll download from the Google Play store. Google has made this announcement on its Blog, where it said that “The same apps that run on phones and tablets can now run on Chromebooks without compromising their speed, simplicity or security. This is good for users and great for developers – in addition to phones and tablets, they will be able to easily bring their apps to laptops. And all this is built on top of Chrome OS, so users will continue to have everything they love in their Chromebooks”. Also, the company has given a few examples of games that users will play once the Google Play store will be available on their Chromebooks: Minecraft, Hearthstone and Clash of Clans.
The first three Chromebooks that will support Google Play Store are the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip and the Google Chromebook Pixel (2015). By the end of 2016, Google will add more Chrome OS devices to the list, and this move will surely threaten Windows adoption, which is known for the lack of quality applications.
However, if you own an Android device, you should know that a new version of the Google Play store is out. Google Play Store 6.7.12 is 16.09MB in size and it comes with stability improvements and many bug fixes. If you’ll download the file from the internet, you’ll need to enable the Unknown Sources, by going to your device’s Settings > Applications or Settings > Security.
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