Google’s Chrome OS is based on their Chrome Browser and runs on Chromebooks, which are hybrids of a tablet and a laptop. They are designed with the assumption that the majority of what we do nowadays is done through the browser. Google announced a while ago that they would begin adding support for the Google Play Store to Chrome OS, allowing you to run Android apps on a Chromebook. The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Samsung Chromebook Pro are the first Chromebooks to support Android Apps. The processor differs, with the Plus using a Rockchip RK3399 ARM Hexa core CPU and the Pro using an Intel Core m3-6y30. That’s right, gentlemen and ladies, the Intel Android is making a comeback!
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- chromium.org is the home of the open-source Chromium OS.
- developer.android.com/chrome-os is the Android developer page for Chrome OS apps.
You need a Chromebook that has Android support. Use this list:
- Stable Channel means they have Android support without any special work.
- Beta Channel means you need to switch to the Beta Channel to get Android support.
- Planned means someday you should get Android support
I’ve tested the Samsung Chromebook Pro with an Intel CPU. It and the Samsung Chromebook Plus (ARM CPU) were both released with Android support in mind.
I was going to make this one massive post, but instead, I will link to other posts on the topic.
- Enabling Developer Mode on Chrome OS
- Connecting to Chrome OS via ADB
- Enabling Linux development on Chrome OS
Still to Come
- Creating resizable windows
- Dealing with the status bar offset (just go full-screen)