Chrome OS 55 Brings Android Apps To Chromebooks (developer mode) Late last night the Chrome team pushed out the latest version of Chrome OS.
The update to Chrome OS 55 was relatively minor as developers continue work to make the Chrome OS/Android environment more stable and user friendly. You can find all the ins and outs of what’s new in Chrome OS 55 here. The big question for many when the update arrived was “does my Chromebook now have Android Apps?” How to Get Android Apps, Google Play Store on a Chromebook. You can finally use Android apps on touchscreen Chromebooks, but there's a catch: the long-promised feature is available only in the Beta channel of Chrome OS.
Fortunately, the cloud-based nature of Chromebooks means there's little work to do if and when you need to reset your device (moving back to Stable from Beta will wipe your disk). Hopefully, your Chromebook supports this feature now, but check out this page to see if and when when your model is due to get these apps. We tested this feature out on an Acer Chromebook R13, one of the touch-screen bend-back convertibles that can download Chrome OS 55.0, the beta version you need to access the Google Play Store. As long as you don't demand peak performance -- and what Chromebook user does? Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.