The Google Chromebook has gradually been growing its user base in the recent past thanks to its ease of use, great performance via Chrome OS as well as very affordable pricing.
These features or rather attributes of the Google Chromebook make this device a go-to option as far as students are concerned. In fact, recent stats show that there are more than 20 million students already making use of this Chrome OS-powered laptops. Last year, Google said that it shipped a total of over 5 million Chromebooks to consumers and apparently, this figure is expected to get even better this coming 2017 and by the time 2023 is here, market research shows that there will be more than 17 million units of the Google Chromebook being shipped per year.
Demand for the Google Chromebook has been on the high in recent days, especially since the search engine giant announced that it will be adding support for all Android apps to Chrome OS. While there have been patchy instances where some apps have been seen working perfectly on Chrome OS, the latest update is meant to take the demand for the Google Chromebook even higher than before.
At the IFA 2016, Acer announced the R13 Chromebook and just recently, the laptop started shipping to consumers, but there was a huge omission – no support for Android apps like Google had promised earlier. The good side of the story is that Google has taken a very short period to make this update available to the Acer R13 Chromebook. However, someone might be a little disappointed upon discovering that this full support for Android apps is only available through beta channels. As for the stable release, you will have to wait until December, which is just weeks away.
Acer’s R13 Chromebook now joins the likes of Acer R11, ASUS Chromebook Flip as well as Google’s Chromebook Pixel 2015 in offering full compatibility with Android apps.
You can check out this feature on your Acer R13 Chromebook by heading to Settings>About Chrome OS>More Info>Change Channel>Beta and you will be able to download the latest edition. Remember to restart the Chromebook after installing the downloaded files so that the changes can be applied.