Earlier today, Google launched a new app aimed at helping youngsters be creative. The new Toontastic 3D app looks like a lot of fun and it allows kids (and adults) to create stories and turn them into 3D cartoons. You can read more about it here but if you have creative young people in the house, it’s worth a look. But that’s not really the point of this article. It is the install options for Toontastic 3D. If you go to the site and click the “get the app” link, you will get a splash screen with links to the Play Store and iTunes Store. No biggie right? Read the test of that splash screen.
Download Toontastic 3D for your tablet, phone, or Chromebook
So we all know that Android apps are coming to Chrome OS and this, as far as I am aware, is the first genuine advert that a Chromebook, i.e. Chrome OS, is an install option.
It is widely expected that Android app support will come to Chrome OS with build 56. That build is in beta and money points to it being released on or around January 18th. In that release, a wide
swath of Chromebooks are expected to get Android app support which means that users will be able to install a wide range of apps from the Play Store.
All of this is good news as far as Chromebooks are concerned. Google clearly is pushing forward with Android app support and with plans to level things up to Android Nougat 7.1 at some point this year, this could put Chrome OS front-and-center this year for the platform to have on your laptop.