Google Chrome extension lets users Android apps run on Windows and OS X




Google has released a Chrome extension that allows users to run Android apps on the desktop. Thereby gain include Windows, OS X, Chrome OS and other Linux distros support for running Android apps.

The extension is run by Arc Android, App Runtime for Chrome, says Google. Because Arc Google Play Services includes, many apps running normally on the desktop. Applications can do have limitations, particularly when it comes to sit the use of APIs for some of the cameras and sensors in smartphones only as a tilt sensor and gyroscope. Well Arc runs on Chrome’s Native Client, which can make use of the CPU and GPU system.

Because this is a test version for developers, there is no Play Store site and users must provide their own apk files. With this extension, users can include Windows, OS X, Chrome OS and other Linux distros where Chrome running run Android apps.

There are restrictions: as it is only possible to run one app at a time. Moreover run many apps do not, so including Google’s own Play Store. It is unknown when the final version of Google Arc will release.


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