Android Support Lands for Six Chromebooks After The Latest Chrome OS Update

After the latest Chrome 64-based build of Chrome OS rolled out last week to the majority of Chromebooks, several of them picked up Android app support in the Stable Channel.  This means that owners of these Chromebooks no longer have to live in the Beta or Dev channels to have Android apps run, providing a more stable and robust experience.

Here are the Chromebooks that added Android support in the Stable Channel:

  • Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571 / C910)
  • CTL J5 Convertible Chromebook
  • eduGear CMT Chromebook
  • Haier Chromebook 11 C
  • PCMerge Chromebook PCM-116T-432B
  • Prowise Chromebook Proline
  • Viglen Chromebook 360

In the case of all of these Chromebooks, Android app support worked on them in the Beta channel previously.

With the addition of these devices, there are now 77 different Chromebook or Chromebox models that can run Android apps natively in Chrome OS.  That is a massive amount of growth in a the last year when app support started rolling out.

If you have one of the Chromebooks above, you can now switch to the Stable channel out of the beta channel.  To do so, type chrome://help then click on Detailed Build Information.  There you will see an option to Change Channel and you can move to the Stable Channel.  Do not that this will powerwash your device so make sure you have any local files backed up prior to switching channels.

For a complete list of Chrome OS devices and their status on running Android apps in which channel, head here to the Systems Support page.