Android apps have arrived for Chrome OS
Android apps have arrived on Chrome! The feature was announced at Google IO this year and is already making its way to Chrome OS in a limited capacity to begin with. The first apps to come to Chrome OS are: Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine. The Android apps can run in either a smaller phone mode or a larger tablet mode. Imagine having a Chrome window open on half of the screen, while keeping track of social networks like Facebook and Twitter on the other half. Pretty sweet, huh?
This will be the first of many apps that’ll come to the system. In order for this to work Google had to develop an all new runtime called, “app runtime for Chrome” which supports apps on the system. Google has to work really close with developers to get the apps ready to use. In other words, it might take some time to start seeing a lot of apps on Chrome. They also have to make the app work on a non-touchscreen for the first time. It might take a while, but Android apps will add a lot of value to Chrome OS.
Let us know what you think of this Chrome OS feature in the comments. Do you think this would interest you in a Chromebook, assuming you haven’t made the jump yet?