Chrome OS says hello to the first batch of (natively) supported Android apps

Google’s I/O earlier this year made us learn about the possibility of Android apps that would run on the company’s Chrome OS. The Chrome OS is a lightweight OS designed for web consumption mainly, but native Android app support is something that could take it a notch above.

‘App Runtime’ is the middleman that would help this exchange, it was told. The project, in beta currently, now supports a handful apps without requiring you to install any sort of an emulator. The first of the four Android apps that will run on Chrome OS are – Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words and Vine.

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The apps can be download on to your Chrome OS machine from the Chrome Web Store. Installed apps can be found right on the taskbar at the bottom along with any other apps that you might have installed on your Chrome OS machine.

I had, with a lot of enthusiasm, gotten myself a Asus Chromebox a few months back but it lies on the desk eating dust. I’m really hoping this changes things a bit (the inertia, I’ll have to deal with though…).

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1 Comment

  1. balcobomber25
    September 11, 2014

    I am the proud owner of a Chromebook for my personal computer (use a Macbook running Ubuntu for work). I wouldn’t replace my Chromebook for anything, its lightweight, easy to use, never has had a single error or problem, battery lasts all day and it’s just as fast as the day I bought it.

    With the addition of Android apps, M$oft could be in serious trouble. They are already running scared and attempting to build a “Chromebook Killer” after a year of telling people they didn’t need a cheap laptop….