"All Android apps will be running on the latest stack, with the latest security patches, on the latest APIs," says Kan.
The full Android framework is run natively on top of Chrome OS, at full speed, with no performance penalties, says Kan.
All Chromebooks are technically compatible with Android apps, but installation depends on some hardware present.
A phone dialler, for example, probably won't work on Chromebooks that don't support LTE.
Most OEMs like Dell, HP and Lenovo, are shipping "premium" Chromebooks, ensuring high speed Android experiences.
ARM and x86 based Chromebooks will support Android apps, which is great.
Now on stage, Rajal Sheth, talking about Chromebooks for education.
We're also hearing that our customers want to give more computing access to.
3.2 billino walking to work every day.
Only about 750 million PCs for 3.2 billion workers.
So we've invested in making CBs work well in the enterprise.
We've also worked with HP and Lenovo, Dell, Acer and ASUS to have enterprise-specific chromebooks
But app compatibility was still missing.
This is where Android apps ona CB will be transformational.
Now businesses can use all their key apps.
Kan says that apps will be great for developers too. Existing apps will be purchasable on different form factors like Chromebooks
New experiences for trackpads, keyboard, multi-windows and more.
Desktop software can often be priced in the hundreds or thousands of dollars - similar on Chrome OS.
Google Play will start rolling out on the next Chrome dev channel in June.
Available in the M53 release.
The Play Store will come alongside new Chromebook hardware "built with the Play Store in mind".
We believe we're making a big leap forward. We're addressing big needs that people have on Chromebooks today.
Now there are experiences that have never been possible on PC platforms before...
That's it. Now a press Q&A.
Q: Will the Pixel continue to be Chrome's reference design?
And will the Chromebook Pixel become a Chrome device?
No hardware to announce today, but the Pixel is still an important product to Google.
"We continue to support all the SoCs that consumers and companies demand."
Lots of reference designs to support Intel and ARM-based silicon
Hiroshi Lockheimer says that now that Android apps are available on Chrome, there is a much wider addressable market.
Q: What is the "dark magic" involved in making Android apps work seamlessly on Chrome OS? And will we see Android apps on Chrome the browser?
A: Google realizes last year the time was right, with containers in the cloud. Apps are still sandboxed, and we run the full Android framework in the container.
"We have very controlled communication that comes through the Chrome design to work together with Android."
The container won't work with Chrome the browser, since it was designed with Chromebook hardware in mind.
Q: What's the overhead of the Android container running on a Chromebook?
A: Only a few hundred megabytes. There is usually more than enough RAM on a Chromebook to support Android apps at full speed.
From a CPU point of view, the overhead is comparable, and SoCs are much more powerful in Chromebooks than most phones, and have a higher thermal limit.
In fact a lot of the applications appear faster on Chrome OS