One of the important things when choosing a software platform like Windows, Mac, Linux, and etc. is the amount of apps that are compatible with it. Given that Windows is the dominating platform, it isn’t surprising to see that the majority of software releases have been designed primarily for Windows in mind.
Now if you are a Chrome OS advocate, there are some apps available to you, but the good news is that it looks like soon you could be able to access millions of Android apps found in the Google Play Store. This was recently discovered thanks to a Reddit post (via ArsTechnica) in which it was hinted that Google could be bringing the entire Play Store to Chrome OS.
Prior to this, Google did allow Android apps to run on Chrome OS thanks to a project called App Runtime for Chrome (ARC). However the project was limited in the sense that Google only partnered with select Android developers to port their apps over to Chrome OS, but the recent findings suggest that Google could be opening up the door to pretty much all developers.
Essentially you could think of this as Google’s equivalent of Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform, where apps created for one platform can also be run on the other. Now we’re not sure how this will play out since some apps are obviously designed for mobile devices in mind, but hopefully at the upcoming Google I/O 2016 which will be held next month, we will find out more.