Saturday May 21, 2016

Google Announces Support For Android Apps On Chromebook

Google had plenty to show at I/O this week, but I think this was one of the most significant announcements. I imagine that the extensive Android app library is enough to get a lot of new people on the Chromebook wagon.

آ…we're bringing Google Play (the most popular app store in the world) to Chromebooks. This means you’ll be able to download and use Android apps, so you can make a Skype call, work with Office files and be productive offline -- or take a break with games like Minecraft, Hearthstone or Clash of Clans. The same apps that run on phones and tablets can now run on Chromebooks without compromising their speed, simplicity or security. This is good for users and great for developers - in addition to phones and tablets, they will be able to easily bring their apps to laptops. And all this is built on top of Chrome OS, so users will continue to have everything they love in their Chromebooks.