How to use Android apps on Chromebook - Tech Insider. When I discovered that switching the ASUS Chromebook Flip to the Developer Channel 53 would enable the Google Play Store and millions of Android apps I knew that I had to try it. So, tomorrow or Thursday, I will have one delivered. I got a deal on Amazon, getting the 4GB of memory version for $249 and I got a $70 discount by getting an Amazon credit card. Total cost was less than $190. I will report my findings; but, a combination of a tiny 2 pound notebook that has Chrome OS plus all the Android apps should be spectacular. Here is a blueprint for doing it yourself in case any of you take the plunge. I predict that tablet computers are in danger of extinction.