Couple of months back Google has announced that they will be bringing their mobile app store, the Google Play Store to they netbook, the Chrome OS, the Beta version of Google Play Store is being tested by company from a long period of time, and the developer version of Chrome OS has already received Google Play Store update back in June, but now company has made this store available for stable channel of Chrome OS also.
Although Google has limited this roll out to Acer Chromebook R11 and Asus Chromebook Flip, but the Play Store build is still in beta on Chrome OS 53.0.2785.129. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.
Some highlights of these changes are:
- This build includes the Google Play Store (beta)
- Kernel version update in the TPM
The Play store is still in beta phase and company will make this store available for more number of Chromebooks next year.
If you have Acer Chromebook R11 and Asus Chromebook Flip, then you can head to setting page and enable Google Play Store from there and start installing your favorite apps on your netbook.