Later this year, the Google Play Store is coming to Chrome OS. Millions of Android apps will be working on your Chromebook, which is going to change Chromebooks completely. Touchscreens will be more important; new sensors and processors will probably be integrated. Detachable keyboards and laptop – tablet convertibles will make a lot of sense.
Chromebooks that will work with Android apps in June/July 2016
Android apps are now available on the dev and beta channel for:
Asus Chromebook Flip.
Acer Chromebook R11 / C738T
Google Chromebook Pixel (2015)
There are 40+ Chromebooks that will work with Android apps later in 2016/2017 and the list is growing.
Plex for playing different file types
Lightroom for photo editing
Solid Explorer is a better ile manager
Unclouded lets you plug in multiple cloud storage accounts including Dropbox, Drive, OneDrive, Mega, and Boxf
Use LastPass or 1Password to keep all your logins in order.
Line and Google Hangouts both have great Chrome apps
Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp have decent web apps.
Evernote for taking notes
Word and Excel both work great in Chrome
Google Docs and Sheets will even work offline.
SOURCES- Wired, Chromium
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