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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