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Here's the master list of Chromebooks that will get Android apps, straight from Google itself

Android app support for certain Chromebooks has been in the works for some time, but Google finally revealed which devices will get the feature.

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One of the most exciting advances in the Chromebook world was Google's announcement that certain Chrome OS devices would support Android apps. Google first started experimenting with Android apps on Chromebooks in 2014, but fully brought the Google Play Store to certain models in summer 2016.

At the time, Google released a master list of Chrome devices that would eventually get crossover support. However, as reported by SlashGear, Google has since updated the list of Chrome OS devices that will be eligible to support the Google Play Store, adding the current status for each device.

SEE: Chromebooks: The smart person's guide

Here is the updated master list of Chromebook set to receive Play Store support, separated by status.

Stable channel

  • Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T, C738T)
  • AOpen Chromebox Mini
  • AOpen Chromebase Mini
  • Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA
  • Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus

Beta channel

  • Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)
  • Asus Chromebook Flip C302

Planned

  • Acer Chromebook 11 (C740)
  • Acer Chromebook 11 (C730 / CB3-111 / C730E / CB3-131)
  • Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431)
  • Acer Chromebook 14 for Work (CB5-471)
  • Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571 / C910)
  • Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531)
  • Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532)
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (R751T)
  • Acer Chromebox CXI2
  • Acer Chromebase 24
  • AOpen Chromebox CommercialAOpen Chromebase Commercial
  • Asus Chromebit CS10
  • Asus Chromebook C200
  • Asus Chromebook C201PA
  • Asus Chromebook C202SA
  • Asus Chromebook C300
  • Asus Chromebook C300SA / C301SA
  • Asus Chromebook Flip C213
  • Asus Chromebox CN62
  • Bobicus Chromebook 11
  • CTL J2 / J4 Chromebook
  • CTL N6 Education Chromebook
  • CTL J5 Convertible Chromebook
  • CTL NL61 Chromebook
  • Dell Chromebook 11 (3120)
  • Dell Chromebook 11 (3180)
  • Dell Chromebook 11 Convertible (3189)
  • Dell Chromebook 13 (7310)
  • Dell Chromebook 13 (3380)
  • eduGear Chromebook R Series
  • eduGear Chromebook K Series
  • eduGear Chromebook M Series
  • eduGear CMT Chromebook
  • Edxis Chromebook
  • Edxis Education Chromebook
  • Haier Chromebook 11
  • Haier Chromebook 11e
  • Haier Chromebook 11 G2
  • Haier Chromebook 11 C
  • Hexa Chromebook Pi
  • HiSense Chromebook 11
  • Lava Xolo Chromebook
  • HP Chromebook 11 G3
  • HP Chromebook 11 G4 / G4 EE
  • HP Chromebook 11 G5
  • HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE
  • HP Chromebook 14 G4
  • HP Chromebook 13 G1
  • HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE
  • Lenovo 100S Chromebook
  • Lenovo N20 / N20P Chromebook
  • Lenovo N21 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N22 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N23 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook
  • Lenovo N42 Chromebook
  • Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
  • Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (Gen 3)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 3)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook (Gen 4)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 4)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook
  • Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox
  • Medion Chromebook Akoya S2013
  • Medion Chromebook S2015
  • M&A Chromebook
  • NComputing Chromebook CX100
  • Nexian Chromebook 11.6"
  • PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116E
  • PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116T-432B
  • Poin2 Chromebook 11
  • Samsung Chromebook Pro
  • Samsung Chromebook 2 11" - XE500C12
  • Samsung Chromebook 3
  • Sector 5 E1 Rugged Chromebook
  • Senkatel C1101 Chromebook
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)
  • True IDC Chromebook 11
  • Viglen Chromebook 11
  • Viglen Chromebook 360

Note: Just because certain devices are listed in the beta channel, their support for the feature isn't necessarily imminent. As written on Google's post under the list, "If a device status is marked as available on the Beta channel this does not mean that it will be available in the Stable channel on the next release of Chrome OS."

While the crossover support for Android apps has gained some buzz among Chrome fans, others aren't sold. As TechRepublic contributing writer Jack Wallen posited, the addition of Android apps adds little to the productivity capabilities of Chromebooks, and could make the platform less efficient.

The 3 big takeaways for TechRepublic readers

  1. Google has updated the list of Chromebooks that will receive Android apps with new models and a status indicator for each device.
  2. However, just because some devices are listed in the beta channel doesn't mean they will be getting support soon.
  3. Despite the crossover potential of Android and Chrome OS, the additional apps could make the Chrome platform less efficient for professionals, some have argued.

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About Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is a Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He covers enterprise technology and is interested in the convergence of tech and culture.

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