Google Finally Bring Android Apps to the Chromebook

by Joe on September 17, 2014 in News

Android Apps to the Chromebook

Google has apparently initiated rolling out Android applications on Chromebooks, with the batch of android apps including Evernote, Duolingo, Vine, and Sight Works which are already making their approach onto the laptops. This news initially confirmed by The Next Web.

This is not a big surprise. At the conference of Google I/O in the month of June, the company made announcement that certain features on Android, for instance, text messages and notifications, would be approaching to Chromebooks. It was also publicized that some Android applications would be coming to Chromebooks with as little modifications as achievable. Ported Evernote, Flipboard, and Vine apps were shown running on a Chromebook.

Remove Barriers

While Google appears to have effectively ported the first four applications onto the Chrome operating system, it will not be a simple undertaking to break down barriers stuck between the two operating systems. For instance, some Chromebooks arrive with a touch screen whereas others do not. In addition, app programmers may require getting better their applications to work well with the Chromebook form feature. Switching between two systems of Google is the present challenge for both developers and users.

In the month January of this year, Google declared that Chrome Applications would be competent to run on iOS, Windows, and Android systems, CNET reported. App developers would simply be required to write the code once and could publish it all over the place, thanks to the Apache Cordova that wraps Chrome Applications in code native to iOS and Android.

App Runtime for Chrome (Beta)

In order for Android applications on Chromebooks and run in the similar environment like other Chrome applications, the App Runtime for Chrome is compulsory. This facilitates Android developers to make insignificant modifications to their applications so they run on the Chrome OS, consequently reducing troubles and creating a more flawless experience when switching between Android and Chrome, all while building the experience more perceptive for users.

At the present time, Google is very much guarding the system and looking to work hard with a few more app developers to bring more applications to Chromebooks.

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