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Still Waiting for the Chromebook Revolution that Never Came (Premium)

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Still Waiting for the Chromebook Revolution that Never Came

In mid-2016, Google announced that it was bringing Android apps and the Google Play Store to Chromebooks. But that hasn't happened yet, leading me to wonder about this potential game-changer.

I've long considered a potential linkup between Android, the world's dominant mobile platform, and Chrome OS, the lightweight, browser-based OS that sits behind Chromebook and related hardware products. Actually, I've also long questioned the very need for Chrome OS, given the work that Google had already done---and has done since---on Android.

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