Google Play on Chromebooks: 5 ways the device could get more productive

    With the rise of ultrabooks and convertibles, Google has created its own line of products by introducing Chromebooks. Laptops that run a web-based version of all Google services. The OS boasts of the fastest boot time (even faster than Windows) and the products are available at prices that could easily get you mid-range smartphones.

    But Google announcing that it's Google Play and Android apps will soon come to these fast powered device, how would it turn out for smartphone users. Read on to find out.

    5 ways Chromebooks get better once loaded with the Play Store

    Chromebooks 2.0

    Chromebooks currently do not have any storage options as everything that a user has access to is always stored in the cloud. But if the company does plan to bring apps to the Chromebooks, it could mean that the next models could have built-in memory for files to be stored and apps to be installed.

    5 ways Chromebooks get better once loaded with the Play Store

    Third-party messaging

    WhatsApp Web and Desktop apps have already been installed on countless devices for sure. Since Skype was previously unavailable on Chromebooks, this new feature could help users get it in an instant.

    Also read: Google Daydream VR Platform to Debut this Fall: Here Are 4 Things You Need to Know

    5 ways Chromebooks get better once loaded with the Play Store

    Instant apps.....even from your desk

    Once developers roll out Instant Apps, Chromebooks could benefit a lot. As noted previously, Chromebooks have only cloud storage options. but there is also the possibility that Google Play could also launch as a web app.

    5 ways Chromebooks get better once loaded with the Play Store

    'Continuity' in Chromebooks

    Microsoft & Apple, with the release of their new OS, have given users the ability to answer calls or reply to texts directly from the desktop or laptop. Google could be attempting the same stunt by bringing the apps to the Chromebook. Developers could also take advantage of this new feature when they update their new apps.

    Also read: 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chromebook

    5 ways Chromebooks get better once loaded with the Play Store

    Smart apps

    Multitasking between different browser windows could be a thing of the past. With apps finally running on the Chromebooks, the apps can adapt themselves to the kind of devices they are installed too. A similar mantra can be seen on the Windows 10 app platform.

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