This hack allows you to run any Android app on Chromebooks



Last week Google opened the door for Android apps on Chrome OS. The first four apps arrived: Duolingo, Evernote, Vine, and Sight Words. Google promises that more apps will be on the way in the coming months, but until then we asked what apps you’d like to see. But why be limited to the apps Google chooses? Why not use all Android apps? That’s exactly what a new hack allows users to do.

By using a small JavaScript you can side-load any Android app onto a Chromebook. The apps run under the Android App Runtime, which is the same exact way as the “official” apps. This script is not for the faint of heart, but can be done if you know your way around some code. The creator of this hack has provided a guide for anyone who wants to try it, but he says it’s more of a “proof-of-concept.” Hit the link below the video if you’re eager to use Android apps on your Chromebook.

Android Apps on Chromebooks Guide

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. Thank you Linux.

  2. Could this be the start of unifying both ecosystems? I think Yes.

    1. I think it’s the start of having desktop apps on chromebook’s. All of a sudden it will be like “what I don’t need windows anymore”?

      1. Because x86 is now capable, at least for right now.

    2. I hate when ppl answer their own questions.

  3. Let’s hope Google doesn’t plug it with a OTA “update”

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