Bringing Chrome OS and Android together is not something new, as this move by Google has been in the rumor mill for a while now. Although they are not merging the two operating systems yet, it is good to see that Chromebooks finally get the Google Play Store and the ability to run Android apps on these portables, as well as on other devices that run Chrome OS.
According to a session description on the Google I/O 2016 website, the Google Play Store is coming to Chrome OS - "Today we announced that we’re adding the best mobile app experiences in the world, Android apps and the Google Play store, to the best browser in the world, Chrome! Come to this session and test your Android apps for Chrome OS."
To make the session even more interesting, the first 50 developers to attend will get a free Chromebook. Since the Google I/O annual developer conference unfolds as I write this, we should hear more about Android apps on Chrome OS pretty soon.
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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.