Use of Android Apps on Chromebooks?

Seeing how most Android apps are designed to be run on portrait oriented touchscreen devices usually eight to ten inches and smaller, would said Android apps actually be usable on chromebooks with a much larger screen size?

Conversation 5 comments

  • Brad Sams

    Premium Member
    06 August, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    <p>Not sure, didnt Google give up (or maybe it is quite delayed now) of bringing Android apps to Chromebooks. </p><p><br></p>

    • Mkeallison

      07 August, 2017 - 4:49 am

      <blockquote><a href="#165069"><em>In reply to brad-sams:</em></a></blockquote><p>Nope, el Goog's stil bringing Android apps to Chromebooks, all new Chromebooks ship with it enabled. Many have it already on either the Stable, Beta or Developer channels. They're waiting for Android O to bring it out of Beta</p>

  • Mkeallison

    07 August, 2017 - 4:48 am

    <p>&gt;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">would said Android apps actually be usable on chromebooks with a much larger screen size?</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Yes, I use Android apps on an Acer Chromebook 14, and they are usable. Several apps are built for landscape as well. You'll have to try em out</span></p>

  • Nicholas Kathrein

    Premium Member
    07 August, 2017 - 1:39 pm

    <p>Google is still working on it. Much harder than they thought it would be. Some apps are really good and some are very bad. Newer apps are much better but I'd guess it's going to take time to really get great apps. Most people will use mostly all Chrome based apps and only use the Android apps sparingly if you find a good app. Maybe over time we'll move to the Android app over the Chrome app when the Android app is better. We're a long way from that point.</p>

  • Bill Russell

    07 August, 2017 - 2:36 pm

    <p>I arbitrarily guess that 99% of the ~2Million are probably not practically useful. Games might be the biggest thing, and the Netflix app for local download of movies, maybe. I have 3 chromebooks but only 1 is "planned" for play store apps, so I have not tried them, just reading and watching reviews. The web is really all I need and is typically better than native (android) as far as a chromebook. If I really need native high performance applications I think I can find a nice desktop system around, with no problem.</p><p><br></p><p>Does anyone know if simply the entire play store is available, junk or not, or if its heavily filtered with more chromebook practical apps?</p><p><br></p>

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