Google Brings First Bundle of Android Apps to Chrome OS

September 16, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Those of you who have been exploring the Chrome OS since June might have realized that you all have been transported to high excitement territory all of a sudden.

An announcement made my Google towards making Android apps available on Chrome OS has kept the masses on their toes.

The tech giant has announced the first batch of the Android apps that would be rolled out to the Chrome OS. The inbound apps as announced by Google would be Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine.

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Google has demonstrated these apps running on the Chrome OS some time back and it seemed to be smooth flowing for these apps on their new platform.

The numbers may be restricted, but Google has assured the bunch to be the beginning and has stated further apps to be made available in the coming months.

Although we aren’t sure, it could be widely assumed that one of the additions in the next batch would include the Flipboard app, which has been demoed back in the month of June.

What makes it possible for the Chrome OS to run the Android apps is the feature that is being tried out by Google in a bid to expand the OS platform. App Runtime is the feature that gets the Android apps keep ticking on Chrome OS and is currently under beta.

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Although in the beta version, the new apps that got announced have been available for downloads now for Chromebook users and you need to also expect more to come rolling your way in the next few months.

Ever since the OS was subjected to scrutiny for offering only limited native applications to its tally, Google has been keeping on expanding the Chrome OS, including the new app availability.

A new feature of syncing the Chromebook with Android has also been unveiled. Moreover, the coming days could only witness the flurry of newer apps that would help the OS expand manifold.

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