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Saturday, September 13, 2014

You can now run select Android apps on Chrome OS



Google promised that they would be bringing some useful enhancements to their Chrome OS platform, during the Google I/O in June, including the ability to run Android apps on Chromebooks. Now Google has announced the first group of apps which can run on Chrome OS.

Chromebooks are known for being relatively affordable alternatives to laptops, and they literally start up in seconds. Once started up, operation is generally fast and fluid. The project that is making this possible is called App Runtime for Chrome. It is still in Beta, but like most Google “Betas”, it will grow and feel largely mainstream. The first four apps that are now compatible with Chrome OS are
  • Duolingo - a fun and free way to learn a new language before your next trip
  • Evernote - write, collect and find what matters to you, with a full-size keyboard and touchscreen
  • Sight Words - a delightful way for you to help improve your child's reading skills
  • Vine - create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way
Google will begin working with select groups of developers with the goal of bringing more apps to Chrome OS, and enabling a unified experience from the Android to Chrome environments. Google is also inviting users to submit their favorite apps they would like to see compatible with Chrome OS.


source - Google
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