The Acer R13 Chromebook now has Android apps on the ChromeOS beta channel



Acer first unveiled the R13 Chromebook in September at IFA 2016, but one of the glaring oversights of this new Chromebook is that it didn’t launch with support for Android apps. That oversight is now fixed, thanks to the ChromeOS beta channel for the device. Now the Acer Chromebook R13 joins the ranks of the Acer R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and the 2015 Chromebook Pixel.

If you have one of the above devices and want to test out Android apps on your Chromebook, head to Settings > About Chrome OS > More Info > Change Channel > Beta. The update will then download to your machine and once you restart your device, you should be able to access the Play Store and download Android apps on your Chromebook.

The Chromebook R13 starts at $399 and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek M8173C processor. That’s a dual-core ARM Cortex-A72 clocked at 2.1GHz and an energy efficient dual-core ARM Cortex A53 clocked at 1.7GHz. With 4GB of RAM and your choice of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage available in the device.
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