Earlier this year, Google confirmed that Chrome OS will soon be able to run Android apps, and that proved to be true when Google released Android apps for two Chromebooks, the Acer Chromebook R11 and the ASUS Chromebook Flip. The good news is that if you are a Pixel 2 owner, the latest Chrome OS 53 build is now available, and it will also bring about Google Play Store access.
How users access the Google Play Store is simple: just launch the app from the app launcher, set it up, and you’ll be good to go. However as pointed out by Android Police, don’t expect all apps to run smoothly or perfectly. After all the majority of these apps have been designed for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and not laptops, so obviously in some cases it’s not the most ideal experience.
However we guess it’s there for those who want to access it. That being said, there are rumors that Google could be folding Chrome OS into Android, thus unifying both platforms which in turn will let Google create a single OS that will work on smartphones, tablets, and laptops. In fact recent rumors have suggested that this unified operating system, known as Andromeda internally, will be preinstalled on the Google Pixel 3 laptop in 2017.