Many Chromebooks can install Android apps from the Google Play Store, which is a useful feature. This is possible through a special Android layer on your Chrome OS device. So, what version of Android is it running? Let̵
Chromebooks run Android apps in a layer that keeps them separate from the rest of the system. You can find a standard Android settings menu if you know where to look. In these settings you can also see which version of Android is running on your Chromebook.
To get started, open the app drawer on your Chromebook and click on ‘Settings’.
Scroll down to the ‘Apps’ section, then click the dropdown arrow next to ‘Google Play Store’.
Click the square arrow icon next to ‘Manage Android Preferences’ to open Android Settings.
You are now looking at the typical settings menu found on an Android phone or tablet. Click on ‘System’.
Then click on ‘About device’.
Here you can see the version number of Android running on your computer. As seen in the image below, our Chromebook is running Android 9 Pie.
Chromebooks don’t typically receive updates from Android versions as often as Android phones or tablets because there is no need to run apps.