Android Supporting Chromebook List Gets Significant Update

Acer Chromebook 14 in Gold Aluminum

It has been a while since the Chromium team has updated the Chromebook and Chromebox list of devices that support Android apps.  In fact, the last significant update happened back in August.  Now the team has made a big update to the list, updating it with the current status of Android apps on Chrome OS.

The list can be found here and as I’ve suggested before, I recommend readers who use Chrome OS to bookmark the page.  This is the official list of devices that do or will support Android apps.  Yes, it is often slow in getting updated but it is the official list nevertheless.

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Minor Update Comes to Chrome OS

Chrome OS Update January 10 2017

A small security update has been released by the Chrome OS team for all devices running the platform.  The update is 55.0.2883.105 (Platform version: 8872.76.0) for those keeping score at home.  There are not many details in the release notes about the update other than the customary bug and security fixes that come with all updates to the platform.  Still, if you are running a Chromebook or Chromebox, get the update so you have the latest and greatest (and safest) version.

All devices will have the update pushed to them over the course of the next few days but if you want to force the issue now, you can do so by going to chrome://help on your Chromebook and tapping the Check for update button.  This will download the update and after a reboot you will be running the new build.

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HP Chromebox On Sale At Amazon for Only $130

If you have been wanting to give a Chromebox a try at home, now is a good time.  Amazon currently has the HP Chromebox on sale for $129.99, a savings of $49 off the regular price.  In case you aren’t familiar with what a Chromebox is exactly, it is a Chrome OS computer for your home.  All you do is power it up, connect a monitor, mouse and keyboard, and you have a home computer with all the goodness (and security) of the Chrome OS.  This particular HP unit is very popular and well received by those who have purchased it on Amazon (it has a 5-star rating).

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