The notion of the Chromebook gets more real every year with the best manufacturers launching sleek, sexy hardware for Google lovers. The Chrome Webstore can be limiting and leaves a lot to be desired. Users have wanted the Google Play Store to be available on the Chrome OS from the beginning. Google may finally be working on opening the Play Store doors to the hungry Chrome OS users and, more importantly, help convince them to make the switch.
A new screenshot popped up on Reddit that leads us to believe Google is working on the launch of the Play Store on Chrome OS. Reddit user TheWiseYoda spotted a new option in his Chrome OS titled Enable Android Apps to run on your Chromebook. It appeared in a developer build of the OS version 51 and apparently allowed other Reddit users to follow a tutorial to set it up before disappearing.
It’s no surprise Google’s putting the Play Store up on Chrome OS. For quite some time now there have been rumours of Google wanting to merge its Android and Chrome OS ecosystem, especially since Sundar Pichai took the reins, whose former role was heading Google Chrome and who launched the Chrome OS.
Google’s I/O conference is just around the corner and we’re excited to see what news regarding the Android and Chrome OS comes out.