Last week, the Acer R11 and the ASUS Flip received a stable channel update to Chrome OS 53. The newest version included the Play Store (Beta), but Google’s flagship Chromebook Pixel LS found itself left out in the cold. The Pixel was the only non-convertible device out of the original 3 to receive Android Apps earlier this year.
Good news today for those high-end Pixel owners who were feeling a bit jilted; updates have begun rolling out for the 2015 Pixel. Just like the other 2 devices, Play Store (Beta) is included.
Developers are continuing to push forward with Android Apps on Chrome OS. As they work to make the two operating systems exist more seamlessly together, the Play Store will continue to be labeled as Beta. You will be able to continue using your device as usual and we are happy to report that the stable channel update seems to be working relatively bug-free.
We hope to see the release of the Play Store to the rest of the eligible devices very soon. As Google prepares for their upcoming 10/4 event, it is expected Android Apps will begin rolling out in Mid-October.
We will keep you posted as we stay on top of this and all things Chrome.