Android apps on Chromebook – all the Chromebooks that support it


A rendered image of the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 in tent mode. Acer

In May of 2016, Google first announced that it would be releasing updates to Chrome OS that would allow Android apps on Chromebook. While the rollout of suppport for Android apps on Chromebook devices has been slow, there are now a healthy number of first and third-party devices that can run the hundreds of millions of apps available from the Google Play Store. In May 2016, Google revealed that it would also start adding Linux app support to Chromebooks by lacing them in a Debian-based virtual machine. The company’s own Pixelbook is the first Chromebook that can run Linux apps, although just in a preview release.

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Because of the rather long rollout of Android and Linux app support for Chromebooks, it can get rather confusing to keep up with which models can run these apps. This list will show just how many Chromebooks can run Android and Linux apps in the stable update channel, along with other models that are running those apps in pre-release channels, and also Chromebooks that are scheduled to add Android app support at some point.

Because Google is constantly updating Chrome OS, this list will be updated as more Chromebooks are added to the Android and Linux list.

Chromebooks with Android app support in the Stable channel

The idea of Android apps on Chromebook is a novel one, as it instantly makes these low-cost computers even more appealing. Right now, here are the devices that support Android apps on Chromebook:

  • Acer Chromebook R11
  • Acer Chromebook R13
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 11
  • Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431)
  • Acer Chromebook 14 for Work
  • Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532. CB5-571, C910)
  • Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731, C731T)
  • Acer Chromebook 11 (C771, C771T, C740)
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C101PA
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C213
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C302
  • ASUS Chromebook C202SA
  • ASUS Chromebook C300SA / C301SA
  • Dell Chromebook 11 (3180, 5190)
  • Dell Chromebook 11 Convertible (3189, 5190)
  • Dell Chromebook 13 (3380, 7310)
  • Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)
  • Google Pixelbook
  • HP Chromebook 11 G5
  • HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE
  • HP Chromebook 11 G6
  • HP Chromebook x360 11 EE
  • HP Chromebook 13 G1
  • HP Chromebook 14 G5
  • Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N23 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook
  • Lenovo IdeaPad N42 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N22 Chromebook
  • Lenovo N42 Chromebook
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (Gen 3)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook (Gen 4)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 4)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 13
  • Samsung Chromebook 3
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus
  • Samsung Chromebook Pro
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Chromebooks with Android app support in the Beta channel

Chromebooks with Android app support in the ChromeOS beta channel should be added to the Stable channel list with the next major ChromeOS version.

  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015)

Chromebooks with planned Android app support

Google’s own list does not indicate when these Chromebooks will get Android app support; only that it is “planned” at some point.

  • Acer Chromebook 11 (CB3-111 / C730 / C730E / CB3-131)
  • Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531)
  • Asus Chromebook C200
  • Asus Chromebook C201PA
  • Asus Chromebook C300
  • Dell Chromebook 11 3120
  • HP Chromebook 11 G3 / G4 / G4 EE
  • HP Chromebook 14 G4
  • Lenovo 100S Chromebook
  • Lenovo N20 / N20P Chromebook
  • Lenovo N21 Chromebook
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook Gen 2
  • Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Yoga Chromebook
  • Samsung Chromebook 2 11-inch – XE500C12
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2

Chromebooks with Linux app support in the developer channel

What about Linux on Chromebook? For now Linux app support is only available in the developer channel build of ChromeOS. Keep in mind there are  likely to be some bugs if you download and install this version on the supported Chromebooks. There are also few devices that currently support Linux on Android officially:

  • Google Pixelbook
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus (Linux apps that only support x86 chips will not run on Chromebook Plus)





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