Android Apps on Chrome OS (Preview)

The announcement at Google I/O 2016 that Chrome OS will soon run Android apps natively is huge. Of course, the feature won’t be available until Fall — at least — but If you’re interested in seeing an initial preview, one is available.

This is an exciting development, which I think will expand the usefulness of the Chrome OS platform. However, I still think one of the biggest drawbacks is that many companies are still so dependent on Microsoft Windows. In fact, my own company refuses to consider a switch to Google for Work because of many misconceptions and the heavy reliance on programs like Word, Excel, and Outlook (Exchange). Without breaking the Windows stigma, Google will need to face the reality that Chrome OS is a home user product.

Now my next question is, who wants to get an Asus Chromebook Flip?

2 Responses to Android Apps on Chrome OS (Preview)

  1. Looks like a really useful chromebook. I like how you can turn the screen all the way around so you can use it as a tablet. With the device being able to download from android it opens it up to so much more. I have a chromebook and I feel it is slightly limited as to what I can do on. With this I think the possibilities are much much better.

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