In May 2016, Google announced it would make Android apps available on Chromebooks via the Google Play application distribution platform. At the time, Google Play access was scheduled for the ASUS Chromebook Flip, the Acer Chromebook R 11 and the most recent Chromebook Pixel, with other Chromebooks slated over time. Partnering with Google, Samsung released the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro in early 2017, the first Chromebooks to come with the Play Store pre-installed. A February 2017 review in The Verge reported that the Plus with its ARM processor handled Android apps “much better” than the Intel-based Pro, but said that “Android apps on Chrome OS are still in beta” and are “very much [an] unfinished experience. ” The number of Chrome OS systems supporting Android apps in either the stable or beta channel is increasing.