Last year, Google announced that it would be bringing Android apps to ChromeOS in order to make their laptops and hybrids more versatile. Microsoft also claims to be working on improving its ChromeOS support -but in the end, the apps were only available on Google’s Pixelbook and a few other devices.
Earlier in the year we asked Microsoft about this and they said:
Our strategy has not changed. Office for Android is supported on Chrome OS devices via the Google Play Store. While Google Play on Chrome OS is in beta, we are partnering with Google to deliver the best experience for Chromebook users and plan to make the apps available on all compatible devices by general availability
It seems that day has finally come, as AndroidCentral reports that Microsoft’s full Android Office Suite are now available for all Chromebooks.
The move is significant Chromebooks are primarily — in the US at least — used by a majority of the K-12 students, meaning without Office it is easier for many to simply use Google Apps.
The experience is of course not as good as full desktop office on windows 10, but certainly, for K-12 level it should be more than good enough. The apps can be found by searching the Google Play Store.