When you check out the Chrome browser on Android, you may notice that it offers no option to manage downloads. The download listing that is part of the desktop version of Chrome is missing, and the internal URL chrome://downloads does not working either. Show More Summary
In case you haven't heard, Android apps are coming to Chrome OS. In fact, they have already begun to arrive. Getting access to more than a million Android apps is a total game-charger for the Chrome operating system, and you're running out of excuses for continuing to use Windows or Mac. Show More Summary
The Chrome Dev channel is marked experimental and unstable for a reason — it's experimental and it might become unstable. I really like my Chromebook, and seeing Android apps come to the Chromebook Flip is really cool. There are still some gaps in the functionality of Chrome OS that might be fixed by adding a million or so Android apps into the mix. Show More Summary
We're in the very early days of Android apps working on Chrome OS. Here's what you need to know. Depending on who you ask, the ability for Android applications to run on a Chromebook is either a huge deal, or a monumental mistake. Reality usually isn't quite so binary. Show More Summary
You don't have to use a mouse while you're running Android apps on your Chromebook, but it can make the experience better. One of the questions that was asked at the Chromebook session that introduced Android apps for Chrome OS was "Do...Show More Summary
Google just made the entire library of Android apps available to Chromebook owners—but for now, just the Chromebook Flip. After trying a few, my Flip is now one of my most useful devices. There are still some rough edges, but in the near future, you’ll have a much more reason to buy a Chromebook. Read more...
How can we find out if our Chrome OS devices are compatible with the Google Play Store? Thankfully, it didn't take long for Google to create a list of supported Chromebooks.
Android apps install on your Chromebook just like they do on your phone, and they can be uninstalled just like any other Chrome app. It's time for a little tip using your Chromebook when it comes to adding and removing Android apps. While you install them the "normal" Android way, uninstalling them is a little different than you might be used to. Show More Summary
Google DataSaver Proxy is a Firefox add-on that brings Google's popular data compression technology to the Mozilla browser. Google launched a data compression proxy for Chrome on Android in 2013, and has since then brought the technology as a browser extension to desktop versions of the Google Chrome web browser as well. Show More Summary
Changing channels on your Chromebook is easy — you just have to know where the button is. The M53 dev channel update for the ASUS Chromebook Flip has arrived, and with it, we can have our first look at Android app support for Chromebooks. Show More Summary
Back at Google I/O, as Google was announcing to press that Android apps and Google Play were soon coming to Chromebooks, they told us to expect the first dev builds of Chrome OS with support for the new feature during the month of June. Show More Summary
As promised, Google has begun rolling out support for Android apps to Chrome OS devices, starting with the Asus Chromebook Flip (developer channel).
If you haven't heard, Google announced at Google I/O that they would be bringing Google Play to Chrome OS, which means you can use all of the Android apps available on your notebook. While we're still waiting for that functionality in widespread form, at least one device has the honor of being able to enjoy it today.
The ASUS Chromebook Flip has picked up developer channel 53, bringing the Play Store to the device. Google said as much a month ago when it stated that Android apps would be coming to Chrome OS, and with the update now live for the Chromebook...Show More Summary
How Android apps will run on your Chromebook is just as important as the fact it's happening in the first place. For many, the announcement of Android apps running on Chromebooks — and other Chrome OS powered devices like Chromebases and Chromeboxes — was a highlight from Google I/O 2016. Show More Summary
Chromebooks are about to get a major upgrade. Later this year, Chromebooks will be able to run Android apps, which means they'll be fully-capable computers for the first time. That means no more doing everything in the Chrome browser. Show More Summary
Google was quick to tout Chrome OS' upcoming support for Android apps during its I/O 2016 keynote, but how does it actually work in practice? You won't have to travel to Mountain View to find out: the search firm has posted the video of a developer presentation that shows how the Play Store and Android apps will run on your Chromebook. Show More Summary
One of the most popular sessions from Google I/O 2016 was also one of the most limited when it came to seats. We're talking about the announcement of Android apps on Chrome OS. It also wasn't available online — until today. The video...Show More Summary
Michael Gartenberg has covered the personal technology beat for more than two decades at places like Gartner, Jupiter Research and Altimeter Group. Most recently, he spent a few years at Apple as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing. / /-->/ /-->/ The...Show More Summary
Chromebooks are already growing more popular with each passing quarter, having recently surpassed MacBook sales for the first time ever. These Chrome OS powered machines are already likely far more capable than you think, but their utility is about to increase exponentially. Show More Summary