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Chrome OS Stable Version Allows Beta Access To Google Play Store


The Chromebooks which are running the latest stable channel build will now have access to the Android games, media content, and Android apps that are available at the Google Play Store. Earlier this month, Google had brought its Chrome OS 53 version 53.0.2785.103 to a stable channel, but it did not do much to the expected to offer support for the Android apps with the release.


Now the internet search giant has brought Google Play to the stable channel of Chrome OS 53 version 53.0.2785.103 with a beta update. Although the updates are available for the Chromebooks, it does not mean that all the Chromebook users can access the store. Google is taking it as a gradual roll-out at the stable channel, by limiting the launch in many ways.

A Google spokesperson reported to Venture Beat that the Chromebook Pixel (2015) would also be receiving an update very soon. The report mentioned that a beta release of the Google Play Store is available right now for the users on the Asus Flip and the Acer R11, and will be coming soon to Pixel 2015. The beta version can be enabled on these laptops from the Settings page. HP Chromebox CB1, and the Acer C7 Chromebook, along with the Acer R11, Asus Flip, and Pixel 2015 laptops were the only devices which did not get updated with the last stable channel of Google Chrome.

Chrome OS basically has three channels. The first Dev channel carries the unstable features and improvements, followed by the Beta channel which has comparatively fewer bugs and it finally arrives at the Stable channel.  Google had first announced in May at the I/O developers conference that Google Play will be coming to the Chrome OS. Earlier in June, Google Play had made it to the Dev channel of Google Chrome OS and in August, it made its way to the Beta channel. Now it has finally made it to the stable channel of Chrome OS.