Chromebook with support for Android applications - the end of Android tablets?

After years of hinting that Android and Chrome OS would move closer together, Google recently

announced that Chromebook laptops will receiveability to run any Android applications. As such, the Google Play Store will be available on all touchscreen Chromebooks starting in June.

This means that if you have a laptop on the Chrome OS operating system, you will get access to millions of Android applications.

The main question is: if Android applications will work on the Chrome OS operating system, then what's the point in Android tablets?

Android originally planned asoperating system for smartphones, but today it is used for tablets, set-top boxes and smart watches. At the same time, Android tablets have always received less attention.

The first Android tablets were released whenbacked by Google, and then they used a version of the Android operating system for smartphones. Only with the release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb appeared support for the operating system for tablets.

Nowadays, Android is designed to work largely on the same smartphones and tablets, but Android application developers primarily focus on smartphones.

Every year smartphones are becoming more and more. 6-inch screens for smartphones are no longer uncommon, so many people have decided that 7-inch tablets are no longer relevant, while 10-inch tablets or even more often work on Windows.

The situation is completely different in the field of laptops,where Chromebook is one of the fastest growing devices. Laptops running Chrome OS tend to be relatively inexpensive, yet offer sufficient performance for web browsing and web applications. More powerful Chromebook models offer 4GB of RAM, Full HD touchscreens, faster processors, and even backlit keyboards. Add to this list support for Android applications, and the question arises - why buy an Android tablet?

Of course, the answer depends on how youuse Android tablet. You can buy a convertible Acer Chromebook R11 or Asus Chromebook Flip, and use it as a laptop and tablet, but it is still thicker and heavier than a regular Android tablet. Also, the usual Android tablet is more convenient to hold in your hand while reading e-books, browsing websites, or carrying in your bag.

But now that Google has added supportAndroid applications for the Chrome OS operating system, many manufacturers may be thinking about making laptops thinner and more compact. It's possible that we'll soon see 2-in-1 Chrome OS devices with a detachable keyboard, which would be ideal for users who prefer a compact option without a keyboard, or a full-fledged laptop for people who need a keyboard.

I look forward to when Chrome OS getssupport for Android applications, and how this step appears on the market of laptops and tablets in general. It is possible that soon we will see more powerful, functional laptops on Chrome OS, which will not yield to MacBooks in terms of performance.