Last month we heard that Google would be launching the Google Play Store on Chrome OS to allow users to run Android apps on their Chrome OS devices, and today that has been confirmed.
Straight out of Google I/O 2016, Google has confirmed that the functionality will be coming in the near future. While the news unfortunately didn’t make its way to Google’s keynote earlier today, a session listing does fill us in on what’s coming.
Today we announced that we’re adding the best mobile app experiences in the world, Android apps and the Google Play store, to the best browser in the world, Chrome! Come to this session and test your Android apps for Chrome OS. You will get hands on help from our friendly engineers on how to optimize your Android app for Chromebooks. Oh, and we will also be giving the first 50 developers to show up a free Chromebook so they can get a head start bringing their apps to Chrome!
It hasn’t been confirmed yet when this will begin hitting user’s devices, but after seeing hints of it in the dev channel, it’s definitely not too far off.