The first Android apps for Chromebook are now available.
Android apps like Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine have landed in the Chrome Web Store, essentially making your Chromebook more of an 'on-the-go' machine than you ever thought possible: "Chromebooks were designed to keep up with you on the go - they’re thin and light, have long battery lives, resume instantly, and are easy to use. Today, we're making Chromebooks even more mobile by bringing the first set of Android apps to Chrome OS," announced Google.
Sundar Pichai, head of Chrome and Android at Google, confirmed earlier this summer that Google wanted to get Android apps running on Chrome OS. The initiative would take little to no effort for Android developers, apart from small interface changes. The idea is that, with Android devs coming on board, the Chrome OS app ecosystem might finally begin to flourish. More Android apps for Chrome OS are expected in the coming months, for instance, The Verge reported.
"These first apps are the result of a project called the App Runtime for Chrome (Beta), which we announced earlier this summer at Google I/O. Over the coming months," Google explained, "we’ll be working with a select group of Android developers to add more of your favorite apps so you’ll have a more seamless experience across your Android phone and Chromebook.
All four apps are now available to download. Google is also taking suggestions as to which Android apps you’d like to see on your Chromebook.