Android Apps on Chromebooks



If you are looking for a bespoke Android app that will also run on supported Chromebooks, look no further, we can develop your Android app!

By allowing your Android app to work well on Chromebooks, you can take advantage of large screens, keyboard/mouse input, stylus capabilities, and higher processing power while reaching new users (for example, as of January 2019 there are over 30 million Chromebooks used by students and teaching staff).

Optimising a bespoke Android app for the Chrome operating system is relatively easy for developers like us who have worked as bespoke developers and software engineers for the last 20 years and optimising an Android app for Chrome OS offers big rewards in usability and functionality. Allowing your app to handle keyboard and mouse input correctly can make your app more accessible for users who have difficulty with typical smartphone interfaces.

What are the main optimisations needed for Android apps to run well on Chromebooks?

The key optimisations for Chrome OS are the folliwng:


Handle keyboard input including
Handle mouse input including
Use Architecture Components to
The Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and Chromebases that can run Android apps are listed below and Google are working to make sure Andropid apps can run on most (if not all) upcoming Chromebook versions.

Manufacturer

Device

Status1

Acer

Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T, C738T)*

Stable Channel

Chromebook Spin 11 (R751T)

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Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 N7 (C731, C731T)*

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Chromebook 11 (C771, C771T)*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 14 (CB3-431)*

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Chromebook 14 for Work (CP5-471)*

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Chromebook 15 (CB3-532)*

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Chromebook 15 (CB515-1HT/1H)

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 (C740)*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 15 (CB5-571 / C910)

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 (C730 / CB3-111 / C730E / CB3-131)

Planned

Chromebook 15 (CB3-531)

Planned

Chromebox CXI2

Planned

Chromebase 24

Planned

AOpen

Chromebox Mini*

Stable Channel

Chromebase Mini*

Stable Channel

Chromebox Commercial

Planned

Chromebase Commercial

Planned

Asus

Chromebook Flip C100PA*

Stable Channel

Chromebook Flip C101PA*

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Chromebook Flip C213

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Chromebook C202SA*

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Chromebook C300SA / C301SA*

Stable Channel

Chromebook Flip C302*

Stable Channel

Chromebit CS10

Planned

Chromebook C200MA

Planned

Chromebook C201PA

Planned

Chromebook C300MA

Planned

Chromebox CN62

Planned

Bobicus

Chromebook 11

Planned

CTL

NL61 Chromebook*

Stable Channel

J2 / J4 Chromebook*

Stable Channel

J5 Convertible Chromebook*

Stable Channel

N6 Education Chromebook

Planned

Dell

Chromebook 11 (3180)*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 (5190)

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 2-in-1 (3189)*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 2-in-1 (5190)

Stable Channel

Chromebook 13 (3380)*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 13 (7310)*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 (3120)

Planned

eduGear

Chromebook K Series*

Stable Channel

Chromebook M Series*

Stable Channel

CMT Chromebook*

Stable Channel

Chromebook R Series

Planned

Edxis

Education Chromebook*

Stable Channel

Chromebook

Planned

Google

Chromebook Pixel (2015)*

Stable Channel

Pixelbook

Stable Channel

Haier

Chromebook 11e*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 C*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11

Planned

Chromebook 11 G2

Planned

Hexa

Chromebook Pi

Planned

HiSense

Chromebook 11*

Stable Channel

Lava

Xolo Chromebook

Planned

HP

Chromebook 11 G5 EE*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 G5*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 G6 EE

Stable Channel

Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE

Stable Channel

Chromebook 13 G1*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 14 G5

Stable Channel

Chromebook 11 G3

Planned

Chromebook 11 G4 / G4 EE

Planned

Chromebook 14 G4

Planned

Lenovo

Thinkpad 11e Chromebook (Gen 3)*

Stable Channel

ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 3)*

Stable Channel

ThinkPad 11e Chromebook (Gen 4)

Stable Channel

Thinkpad 11e Yoga Chromebook (Gen 4)

Stable Channel

N22 Chromebook*

Stable Channel

N23 Chromebook*

Stable Channel

100e Chromebook

Stable Channel

Flex 11 Chromebook*

Stable Channel

N23 Yoga Chromebook*

Stable Channel

300e Chromebook

Stable Channel

500e Chromebook

Stable Channel

N42 Chromebook*

Stable Channel

Thinkpad 13 Chromebook*

Stable Channel

100S Chromebook

Planned

N20 / N20P Chromebook

Planned

N21 Chromebook

Planned

ThinkPad 11e Chromebook

Planned

ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook

Planned

ThinkCentre Chromebox

Planned

Medion

Chromebook S2015*

Stable Channel

Chromebook Akoya S2013

Planned

M&A

Chromebook

Planned

Mercer

Chromebook NL6D*

Stable Channel

Multilaser

Chromebook M11C

Stable Channel

NComputing

Chromebook CX100*

Stable Channel

Nexian

Chromebook 11.6”*

Stable Channel

PCMerge

Chromebook PCM-116E*

Stable Channel

Chromebook PCM-116T-432B*

Stable Channel

Prowise

Chromebook Entryline*

Stable Channel

Chromebook Proline*

Stable Channel

Poin2

Chromebook 11*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 14*

Stable Channel

Positivo

Chromebook CH1190*

Stable Channel


Chromebook C216B*

Stable Channel

Samsung

Chromebook Plus*

Stable Channel

Chromebook Pro

Stable Channel

Chromebook 3*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 2 11" - XE500C12

Planned

Sector 5

E1 Rugged Chromebook*

Stable Channel

Senkatel

C1101 Chromebook

Planned

Toshiba

Chromebook 2 (2015)*

Beta Channel

Chromebook 2

Planned

True IDC

Chromebook 11

Planned

Viglen

Chromebook 11*

Stable Channel

Chromebook 360*

Stable Channel