One of the changes that Google announced to its Chrome OS platform is that it will soon be able to run Android apps. This means that instead of having to develop separate apps for either platform, users will be able to turn to Android apps as an alternative. Granted native Chrome OS apps would be preferred, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Unfortunately at launch Google only announced three devices that would be getting the feature which included the ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA, the Acer Chromebook R11, and the 2015 Google Chromebook Pixel. The good news is that if you’re wondering if your Chrome OS device is eligible, Google has since updated its list.

If you were to head on over to Google’s website, you’ll be able to find a pretty extensive list of devices sorted by manufacturer on which device will get Android app support. Note the different statuses where some are already in the “Stable Channel” while others are still in the “Planned” phase, or some are marked as being in the “Beta Channel”.

According to Google, “Roll-out of Android Apps is done on a device-per-device basis as it is dependent on a number of factors including the hardware platform that the device is based on and each device must be compatible with Android. While we won’t be able to bring Android apps to every Chromebook ever made, we’re continuing to evaluate more devices and we’ll update this list as new devices are added.”

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