Last month thanks to a screenshot, it was hinted that Google could soon allow Android apps to run on Chrome OS. Then the other day according to the Google I/O 2016 schedule, there was more evidence to suggest that this would be coming. As it stands, Chrome OS could always run Android, but this was extremely limited as Google only worked with a handful of developers at that time to port their apps over.
The good news is that you are a huge Google fan and use Chromebooks and Android devices, soon you will be able to run your favorite Android apps on your Chromebook, thanks to a recent announcement by Google at I/O 2016. This is thanks to the fact that to run Android on Chrome OS, it will no longer rely on Android Runtime for Chrome, which apparently makes it easier for developers.
Speaking to Techcrunch, Chrome OS director of Product Kan Liu said, “But that wasn’t a native implementation, so app developers had to do something to make it work. That wasn’t going to work for many developers.” To that end, what they did was create a Linux container in which that is where Android will run, meaning that developers won’t have to lift a finger.
There will be some limitations in the sense that not all Chromebooks will support it at the start, where it seems that the devices that will support it are mostly touch-capable as it gives Android developers more time to add improved keyboard support, at least that’s if they want their apps to have more functionality on Chrome OS.