Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

List of Chromebook devices cannot support Linux apps

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If you are already a veteran user of Chromebooks and are eager to revitalise them with exciting new features, you may be disappointed. One of the key features of Chrome OS is the introduction of Android app support, but this is limited to Chromebooks released after 2015, and even the first high-end device Chromebook Pixel released by Google has not received this feature.
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Another major update introduced by Chrome OS recently is support for Linux applications, and implementation support requires specific virtual machine-related features that are only available in the Linux Kernel 4.8 release. This means that Linux applications will not support Chromebooks that are still running Linux 3.14 or older.
Recently, Reddit user keeto has compiled a list of devices that are not supported by Linux applications, including:
  • AOpen Chromebase Mini (Feb 2017; tiger, veyron_pinky)*

  • AOpen Chromebox Mini (Feb 2017; fievel, veyron_pinky)*

  • ASUS Chromebook C201 (May 2015; speedy, veyron_pinky)*

  • Acer C670 Chromebook 11 (Feb 2015; paine, auron)

  • Acer Chromebase 24 (Apr 2016; buddy, auron)

  • Acer Chromebook 15 (Apr 2015; yuna, auron)

  • Acer Chromebox CXI2 (May 2015; rikku, jecht)

  • Asus Chromebit CS10 (Nov 2015; mickey, veyron_pinky)*

  • Asus Chromebook Flip C100PA (Jul 2015; minnie, veyron_pinky)*

  • Asus Chromebox CN62 (Aug 2015; guado, jecht)

  • Dell Chromebook 13 7310 (Aug 2015; lulu, auron)

  • Google Chromebook Pixel (Mar 2015; samus)

  • Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebook (May 2015; tidus, jecht)

  • Toshiba Chromebookk 2 (Sep 2015; gandof, auron)