Sep 12, 2014

How to run Android apps on Chromebook?

What do you need to do to be able to run Android apps on a Chromebook? In light of how closely related Android and Chrome OSes are, it wouldn’t seem to be an insurmountable task.


There is another way that has been developed by vladikoff using Android runtime on Chrome OS. It’s not stable and it requires some work, but if you want to give it a try here is the link for the files you need. 


You already have an answer to your question, but be sure to check out this page from Google that lets you suggest Android apps that you want for ChromeOS:


There was a project announced at Google I/O called Project Runtime, and its purpose was to bring Android apps to the Chrome OS. We are just now seeing that actually come to pass a few months later. It is basically an effort to make the most popular Android apps available on Chromebooks. As someone who is a Chromebook, Android phone and Android tablet owner, I couldn’t be happier. Apparently, this is not a port of the apps, but rather makes use of a version of Android runtime in the Chrome OS, so it should be relatively simple for developers. 


The first four apps are now available: Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine. I’m not sure how quickly other apps will be ported, but export more soon. 


Google’s blog announcement, with links to the Chrome store for the app downloads: http://chrome.blogspot.com/2014/09/first-set-of-android-apps-coming-to.html

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