Google has officially announced support for Android apps on Chromebooks. Developers will be able to begin optimizing their apps for Chromebooks now, with the feature becoming officially available later in 2016. Apps will be able to run in three different window sizes to offer the best experience possible, and you'll be able to use the keyboard, mouse and touch input all within the same apps.
From the announcement post:
Today we announced that we're adding Android apps to Chromebooks, which means users will be able to install the apps they know and love. Later this year you can expand your app's reach to a new hardware platform and wider audience while maximizing the Google Play ecosystem. With expanded app availability, new use cases and improved workflows can be achieved for all Chromebook users, whether for personal use, for work or for education.
Google will also be bringing Google Play over to Chromebooks. These new features will be available on a wide variety of Chromebooks, as well as Chromeboxes and Chromebases. A full list of supported Chromebooks can be found here.
If you are a developer, you can get started with this process now ahead of the official release of it later this year. Are you excited to see Android apps arrive on Chromebooks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.