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Chrome OS Device Support for Apps

You can use the Google Play Store to install Android apps on several Google Chromebooks. This document describes the Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases that can install Android apps, both currently and in upcoming releases of Chrome OS.

Overview

The same Android apps that run on phones and tablets can run on Chromebooks without compromising their speed, simplicity, or security. To develop the best experience for Android apps across Chromebooks, you should test your app on a suite of devices that consists of the following categories:

To learn more about Google Play Store support on Chromebooks, see the following Google Chrome blog post.

Note: You may elect to exclude your app from being available to certain Android devices, such as Chromebooks. For more information, visit View & restrict your app's compatible devices.

The following section lists the Chromebooks that work with Android apps and the categories that each device satisfies.

Supported Platforms

Android apps are not available on every Chromebook, but Google continues to evaluate more devices based on a range of factors, such as processor type, GPU, and drivers. The following table shows the platforms that currently support Android apps:

Table 1. Chromebooks that currently support Android apps.

Manufacturer Model Architecture Touchscreen support Convertible
Acer Chromebook R11 / C738T Intel x86 Yes Yes
Asus Chromebook Flip ARM Yes Yes
Google Chromebook Pixel (2015) Intel x86 Yes No

The following list shows the platforms that will support Android apps in an upcoming release of Chrome OS:

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