On January 23 Google has officially introduced that, from this point onwards, any new Chromebook launched will element and have entry to the Google Engage in Keep for Android apps and articles.
Previously at the firm’s Google I/O conferences strategies have been unveiled to make Google Engage in and its articles ecosystem offered on Chromebook gadgets and ChromeOS. The move also would seem to fit with some of Google’s other aspirations to bring Android and Chrome closer jointly, for case in point, via the forthcoming hybrid AndromedaOS. Some existing Chromebooks have been updated to support Google Engage in, but it can be a relatively tiny collection to date, clearly Google is hoping that with each product certain likely forward it will present a actually powerful draw to consumers.
“Our people have normally informed us that they would like to do even additional with their Chromebooks — operate additional applications, use Office environment files additional quickly, link with a wide range of applications, and do additional when they are offline,” said Google, in a website submit.
“So, we’re bringing Google Engage in (the most common app shop in the entire world) to Chromebooks. This signifies you’ll be able to obtain and use Android applications, so you can make a Skype call, function with Office environment files and be productive offline — or acquire a crack with games like Minecraft, Hearthstone or Clash of Clans. The identical applications that operate on phones and tablets can now operate on Chromebooks with no compromising their speed, simplicity or protection. This is great for people and great for builders — in addition to phones and tablets, they will be able to quickly bring their applications to laptops. And all this is crafted on prime of Chrome OS, so people will go on to have everything they love in their Chromebooks.”
To date, compatible versions contain the ASUS Chromebook Flip, the Acer Chromebook R 11 and Google’s own Chromebook Pixel. Google promises that other existing versions will also be updated, although of course not all, but the great information is any brand new Chromebook launched from 2017 onward will be compatible. The company did, nevertheless, tease that it has “been performing with our associates to start some great new gadgets specifically intended for Engage in.”
Google hasn’t said everything about Google Engage in on long run Chromeboxes or plug-and-participate in ChromeOS stick gadgets.