just find play store already in cloudready(chromium os) see pics



  • Joshav

    How did you do that? I have the latest version and no Google Play is available.
    I can use Play Store only for installations to my smartphone, not for the notebook.

    However there should be (in version 53) some Google Play section in Settings, but it isn't:

  • deleted

    Nice photoshop. If it's there they would have told. That would be big news, doubt they forgot mention such.

  • Volram

    This is real. However there is no way to sign up in the Play Store. My guess is that the container part is missing in the Chromium OS Build (this can be bypassed in the build process itself by including specific command to build the OS with the Android part). This is done in the Flint OS and it can be done in Cloudready as well (Flint OS with Play Store:https://flintos.io ) . 

  • deleted

    Woop instructions was edited in later. It's loading. Letting it on and see what happens

    Edit: "Unknown error" NOOO, THIS CLOSE!! 

  • Joshav

    Does not work for me.

    It takes all commands, but nothing change after it:


    I have also tried the following approach:
    - Browse to the settings page (chrome://settings)
    - Open up your Dev Console (CTRL+SHIFT+J)
    - Enter the following code in the Dev Console:

    Android apps option appears in the setting, but if I check it - nothing:

    Tried on both versions - 64bit (53.2.8) and 32bit (53.2.9) - no success.

  • deleted

    Doesn't work anyway. Nothing to see here really. 


    Smh. Being on early access group and last one to hear this. Professional

  • Forrest Smith

    Just for clarity here:


    Because this is not a functional feature, but just a way to open a useless window, Neverware has not announced anything about this.

    There's no change to what CloudReady supports here - this is just a way to show the play store icon and open the front page.

  • David

    Could you looking into the system files to check if there was android elements?

    By the way, how can I make reply to your comments? or there is no way to do that?

    Thank you 

  • Forrest Smith

    There's no direct reply in these forums - just posting is fine.

    We have done, and continue to do, research to understand to what extent the Android components are available and usable in the Chromium code base.

    We don't have anything to share about that yet, but we are certainly very focused on it.

  • Volram

    According to some Google devs, most of the code needed for running Android apps on Chromium OS (the code supporting this ability is collectively referred to as “Arc++”) is now available as open source, and, for the most part, “there's nothing stopping people from implementing this approach elsewhere.” See https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/?hl=en#!topic/chromium-os-discuss/OfBln-hl7ug

  • Forrest Smith

    Hi volram,

    If you read that whole, thread, you'll see that Frysinger specifically calls out that the Android container is missing. The container is the key difference between the ARC approach and this one - so it is not as simple as it may sound to work without it.


    On top of that, he mentions that the missing components are often "board specific" - each board is a different motherboard or motherboard-config. CloudReady is certified on 210+ different "boards", and our community of Home users probably adds at least 1000+ more unique possibilities to that mix. So, similar to how getting hardware driver support for a huge variety of models has taken a few years, making sure any given feature for these Android apps works properly on most hardware out there will be a serious undertaking.


    We're very focused on understanding and pursuing this as a feature for CloudReady - we understand you and many other users see it as important. We'll keep all of you updated as we learn more.


    And, for what it's worth : FlintOS only has one build available - a v49 build for the RaspberryPi 2. Since it is v49, it does not offer Android App support.

  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Volram,


    We're familiar with that article as well - thanks for sharing to the wider community. His statements about it being available int he code base don't line up 100% percent with what we've seen, but they do suggest that over time much of it will be avaialble.


    This remains a top-concern of ours.

  • pointist

    비슷한 내용입니다.


  • Soham Chattopadhyaya

    In Google IO event they were running Play Store in open source ( Chromium OS ) so how it's possible???. Link to video https://youtu.be/ZLYzX0G0YKQ watch it at 3:52 you will see that they are running Play Store, Gmail Android App in Chromium OS !!!

  • Soham Chattopadhyaya

    Hey CloudReady Company why you are not answering my question that how Google is Running Play Store, Gmail and Google Translate android app in Chromium OS in Google IO Event? I had identified Chromium OS by looking to the Blue logo Chromium on Google IO Event. CloudReady OS runs very very smooth on my PC but I want to run Android Apps and Games like Asphalt 8. So Please Answer My Questions that how Google is able to run Play Store and android apps in Chromium OS.

  • Forrest Smith



    The answer to your question is already answered, by me, in this thread.


    Further, there are many other places in these forums where this topic is re-answered over the recent past. Please take a moment to search and read the forums for pre-existing answers to your questions in the future to avoid unnecessary noise and repeats of the same information.

  • Soham Chattopadhayaya

    Fyde OS Beta based on Chromium OS runs full Fledged Play Store and Android Apps using Container but it is in Beta

    Watch the video first https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khBZldHX_a0

    They asked first do you want Play Store or not if you press yes then it installs Play Store Automatically ( if you are out of China )

  • Soham Chattopadhayaya

    I think you should now talk to your big brother Google for license issues for bringing Play Store support in CloudReady or just bring Android Apps support without Play Store, like for eg Installing .apk would be present natively but not Play Services or Play Store, And bring Two different CloudReady edition with Android Support and with Non-Android Support because very old PC's can't run Chromium OS + Android Apps smoothly

    Here in India many people never knew about the existence of Chrome OS & Chromebooks because Chromebooks works well when High-Speed Internet is available wherever you go but in India the Internet condition is still very poor but after Jio's Revolution things had improved a lot in Mobile Sim Internet usage but not in Home Broadband or Free Wi-Fi Street Internet so bringing Play Store would attract Indian People to Chromebooks, CloudReady OS because of it hangless nature and because Android Apps, Games, MS Office works offline in old on Cheap old PC's & Laptops without Lags or Hang

    It would be a tremendous Business Opportunity for CloudReady and Google's Cheaper Chromebooks in India with a 1.3 Billion+ People & World's Largest Democracy & also the Fastest Growing Major Economy in the World (Even Faster than China in %Percentage growth)

    I would be grateful to you if you respond to me !!!!

  • Forrest Smith

    Thanks for the feedback So am but this is not in our plans right now..
    I hope CloudReady, as it currently is, can still be useful to you!

  • Soham Chattopadhayaya

    Yep, but bringing Android Support makes it 100 times more useful

    CloudReady OS based on Chromium OS is really a Hangless OS for old PCs

  • dman5912

    Not having the google play store is a setback especially for those of us who had it before Google ended support for our devices. I fintOS had it before you bought them. 

  • Forrest Smith

    As mentioned elsewhere, Flint OS did not have the Play Store anytime prior to or after joining Neverware .
    Fyde OS , which is a Chinese company run by former Flint members, has enabled Play Store on their builds and you are welcome to try that (though it may be unstable, and Neverware does not believe we can provide the same functionality legally).

  • dman5912

    Have you thought about it being a purchased feature? I would pay a licensing fee to have the capability.

  • Forrest Smith

    That's definitely valuable feedback (sincerely!) but for the moment, the legal and technical restrictions holding us back are not a matter of cost/benefit. If that changes in the future, we'll certainly keep in mind that many users would be willing to pay a fair price for Play Store access.



  • niall dewar

    I would certainly be willing to pay for the Playstore. I do hope this works out in the end. Since Chromebooks got Android apps web app support seems to have tailed off and many useful apps say to simply use the Android version as it's supported and the web apps aren't anymore. (VLC for example) That's fine for Chromebook users, but leaves Cloudready out in the cold.

  • Bidwell Ely

    Forrest, I can reach the Play Store in Chrome browser, it is one of the apps in the 9 squares "google apps". what am I missing?


  • Tony Baloney

    what am I missing?

    It's for adding apps to devices like phones & chromebooks that are capable.

  • Forrest Smith

    We still have no plans to add Play Store Support on CloudReady - sorry friends.

    The Play Store is something you can view in a web browser on CloudReady, but it has no actual functionality on CloudReady. You see it in Google's menus because they build it in there, but that does not imply that it is relevant to CloudReady, similar to if you were on Windows and clicked that link.

  • Bidwell Ely

    I added extensions from the site to CR's Chrome Browser. I am a basic user with not many needs. 

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