Google intros a method to run Android apps on desktop platforms
A handful of Android apps made their approach to Chrome OS final yr, because of Google’s native shopper referred to as App Runtime for Chrome (ARC). Now, Google is giving all Android builders entry to ARC and never simply properly-recognized ones just like the creators of Evernote and Vine (two of the apps ported in 2014). To be actual, Mountain View has launched an app/browser extension referred to as ARC Welder that packages Android APKs into purposes for Chrome OS and different desktop platforms. Sure, these transformed apps might work even on Mac, Home windows and Linux computer systems loaded with the Chrome browser.
We are saying “might,” as a result of the ultimate merchandise do not all the time work. Ars Technica put a couple of purposes to the check and located that numerous them do not run on computer systems, as a result of, nicely, they have been designed for smartphones and tablets. Builders can tweak their creations in the event that they cease operating after going by way of ARC Welder, although. As soon as they’re completed, they will add the information on to the Chrome Net Retailer. Even should you’re not a developer, you possibly can nonetheless use ARC Welder to transform APKs by yourself, however as we stated, do not be stunned if a few of them do not work.