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Android Apps on ChromeOS: What Devs Need to Know for the Best User Experience

Google I/O 2016 brought many exciting announcements this year. If you've missed them, make sure to check our articles which recap announcements geared towards developers and those aimed at users. We wanted to cover one particularly interesting I/O session in more details, though: "Bring Your Android App to Chrome OS", presented by Luis Héctor Chávez, an...

Chrome OS Gains Official Google Play Store Support — What You Need to Know

We've been hearing murmurs about official Play Store support coming over to Chrome OS, but today, Google has made the move official. With this latest move, Chrome OS and Chromebooks get the ability to access the whole app ecosystem available on the Google Play Store, without compromising on the experience. This opens up the potential of...

Could Chrome OS soon get Full Google Play Store Support?

Chrome OS merged with Android. It's every Pixel C owner's dream. But for so long, the dream has not had much in the way of solid evidence for its existence. Sure, you could sideload some Android apps using a hacky method to install apks as Chrome extensions but even with some nifty automation tools it was still quite...

Google Says “No Plan to Phase Out Chrome OS”

Amidst growing rumors and speculation based off a report from The Wall Street Journal, which stated that "Alphabet Inc.’s Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system for personal computers into its Android mobile operating system, according to people familiar with the matter." Google took to it's blog to inform us of its plans (or lack thereof)...

Learn How To Install Ubuntu on Chromebook

Chrome OS is definitely a nice operating system that offers a unique cloud experience. It's becoming more capable and complex with every single release, and Google is pushing hard to make it a true competitor to Windows and Linux distros. While the OS is constantly improving, Ubuntu still seems to be a better choice in...

Google Adds Android Apps Support to Chrome OS

Some time ago, Google decided to give up on Android and focus on Chrome OS as the main operating system for more traditional computing form factors. Since that time, we've seen Chrome OS ship on Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and the like. It seems that the engineers at Google changed their minds and decided to Androidify their second operating system by allowing it...

Nexus 6 and 8 Names in Chromium Code Review, XDA:Devcon 14 in the United Kingdom, Google Glass US Sales Open! – XDA Developer TV

Android KitKat for the Droid Razr HD and Razr M has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that Google Glass is now available to the public  and that KitKat finally arrives on the Verizon Galaxy...

Set Up ADB and Fastboot on Linux, Mac OS X, and Chrome OS with a Single Command

ADB and Fastboot are invaluable tools for almost every Android user. Without them, flashing a kernel or system image would be much more difficult or even impossible. If you are an experienced user, you can download the Android SDK, click few times, add ADB and Fastboot to $PATH and happily torture your device with latest...

Chrome Apps Coming to Android and iOS, What it Means to You as a App/Web Developer and End User

Back in September of last year, the Chrome team made Chrome apps a little bit more powerful. Rather than just being glorified web-apps, September's update allowed Chrome apps to work offline, function outside of distracting tabs and text boxes, receive desktop notifications, interact with connected peripherals, and launch directly from your computer like any other...