could you please help me push your collegues to get the android playstore on the devices they said more then a year ago would get it? iv been waiting verry long, had a verision of ubuntu installed instead just so that i could get a bit more out of my dell 13 chromebook then i read that playstore would come to chrome os, so i switched back. now i'm here waiting... this needs to happen verry soon or ill go back to ubuntu.. HELP ME ;)
As i Understand it from I/O android play wont be coming soon to a Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 it's planned for ages now and for sure going to take ages before something happens..So i just bought something that wont deliver on what i bought it for..I bought for one reason only that it would support android play..Wondering why Google was so early out and promise that android play coming soon to a Chromebook..Soon is not 1 year or 2 perhaps 3 years..That's absolutely not OK..Chromebooks are a dead ringer..The unhappy user of a Chromebook..
I too am very disappointed at the slow implementation of android apps on chrome books.I have a Toshiba CB 2 which I purchased for this very reason.Whilst some of the apps may not work as intended, I would be just happy to have the playstore in Beta.So come on Google, we have waited far too long. Are you going to refund me the purchase price ?
Are you guys able to switch channels? Here is how. https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1086915I too was disappointed about google play store not being available on Chromebooks. I did the beta channel for about 1 month and actually found that I didn't really need it as much as I thought. Plus some apps are buggy in the ChromeOS still. Also, try Chrome Web store I was surprised how much I found there too
Yes i am able to shift channels and i did try them all..no play store on my Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 it's planned but as it looks like right now nothing and i'm getting very old before it happens..and my Chromebook will be outdated..I'm using Google Web Store and it's absolutely lacking those apps i want to use like Snapseed. Only i Play store..So i bought a Chromebook that's absolutely good for nothing..
I have tried some android apps on a chromebook and they work very well. Better than the web version.I would happily change channels if the play store would become available, but its not on any on my CB, which is on the list to have them.
Bluetooth speakers connect, but don`t play sound. It continue playing thrue notebook speakers.It starts from previous update and not fixed now.
Guys you really should stop complaining - if android capability is so important to you then get a chromebook that already has the option to enable it. These machines are so cheap, you can pick up an acer r11 for £150/$200 which will have the google play store on the stable channel - and has had it on beta/dev channel for most of the last year. Loads of other machines now have android capability. If you are so unhappy sell the chromebook you have and buy another one!
ALLoads of other machines now have android capability..Incorrect just saying..If you look at the list Loads of machines is planned to get it..it's not the same as they got it..and i don't want a cheap machine i just want mine to be able to have it as promised when i bought it :)Simple as that..
Al what a daft coment, here in the UK the Acer R13 is £400.00 which matches my existing CB. So Google expect me to throw more money away because of their failings.
Dan...the Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 IS a cheap machine...that was my point, it's not a thousand pound macbook pro is it. Almost all chromebooks are cheap. Eight machines will run android on chromeos. It was 3. It will be more soon. If you can't wait - and you say your chromebook is good for nothing without android - then why wait? the r11 is very similar to your machine, as is the samsung chromebook plus or the asus flip. Moaning on a comments section is hardly likely to suddenly make googles chromeos team enable android on your model before it's ready is it? Perhaps you should do a little research next time you make a purchase - I bought my r11 because it was scheduled to be one of the first 3 models that would get android. The info was there, don't whine about it cos you made a bad choice!
Where's the changelog?!
For almost 6 weeks I enjoyed using Play Store apps on my Lenovo e11 Yoga Gen 3 on the dev channel. The last auto update made all 20 or so non-google apps go poof.Might any of you fine smart people know how this sad state of affairs (for me) possibly be adjusted such that I can once again enjoy non-google apps on my lenovo yoga? Canary perhaps? Any advice/links greatly appreciated.
ALTanks for being such a nice person perhaps my machines is a cheap one but where i live it cost more than a Windows Laptop..But anyway you just don't get it..
I have the Acer CB 14 (CB3-431) and have been using android apps for some months. Here is how:1) Switch to developer mode (NOT Developer channel). Google it to find out how2) Launch a terminal ctl-alt-t3) Enter the following commandsshellsudo suecho '--arc-availability=officially-supported' /usr/local/chrome_dev.confmount -o bind /usr/local/chrome_dev.conf /etc/chrome_dev.conf4) Logout and then login againPlaystore is now availableEverytime you reboot you need to repeat step 3) but can omit the third command (echo etc)My impression is that many apps are in fine shape but there are still bugs. For example the Sonos app has issues.Evidently when things atr less buggy support will appear.The above is a PITA but better than buying a new CB
When will the playstore be available on this channel?
Google is very dissappointing
Richard KleemannThanks for the input.But I think I will wait for the official release, whenever it's gonna happen 😊
DanielFair enough since some of the apps are rather buggy still. I will say though that I just spent the last 2 hours reading an ebook on the Android Kindle app and it was flawless and a much better experience than on an android tablet. The Kindle app in the Chromestore does not work.
I'm STILL waiting for Google Play on the Acer 15 CB571/c910 (whatever the white one is) and after being PROMISED I should have had it on v.53, NO LATER THAN v.56... here I sit on this update with NO Play Store.I'm getting highly annoyed that the 'arrival date' keeps pushed back... and I don't feel I should have to 'just buy a chromebook that already has the option to enable it' when the one I have now works just fine. I'm already paying off my mother's Samsung Chromebook Plus... I shouldn't have to buy another new one to have the Play Store like she does.If the rumors are true and all the 'planned' Chromebooks will never get Android/Google Play, I might as well go back to my Linux Mint laptop.
Becky, I do hope those rumours are not right, otherwise I will be one unhappy person with Google too. I purchased a chromebook in good faith on googles announcement with regards to android apps on chromebooks. I made sure that I checked the list, that my new machine would be covered in the update.Come on Google, put our machines at least into Beta. I can accept that there will be issues with some apps.
Just reading the posts on Reddit, lots of unhappy Chromebook owners, who feel they have been let down by Google.
I have been waiting for so long. I have had multiple issues with google. One password problem that got so bad I had to switch from Gmail to yahoo mail. The all of the Chromebooks that have Google Play Store and app access are crap. So I decided to buy a nice Toshiba Chromebook 2 and wait it out. The Chromebook itself is nice but it is taking way to long to get the Google Play Store and app compatibility. Considering it's Google I have no sympathy. They are a big company who I know can put was more effort into their Chromebook Department and choose not too. Very disappointing!
I too have the Toshiba CB2, which I purchased when the Android App compatibility was announced at IO last year. I never thought that I would have to wait so long.
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