Want any Android app running on Chrome OS? This little hack is pretty handy

Want any Android app running on Chrome OS? This little hack is pretty handy

With Chrome OS gaining some capabilities for running Android apps (4 to be precise) someone has hack the android app runtime on chrome which pretty much allows any APK to run :)

This to me signifies that the runtime is pretty much ready... however I would like Google to take another approach

Within the Manifest, you should define that the android app is able to run on Chrome OS. When that flag is set, all layouts should be defined in the layout-chrome resource. Within that you define how the application is presented (could even be in HTML, but might be quite hacky to be compatible with other layouts). This will allow better integration with Chrome and also force developers to think better when making apps, i.e. use freaking fragments!!!


This Hack Lets You Run Any Android App on Your Chromebook
It's barely been a week since Google announced the first crop of Android apps to run on Chrome OS. Now, a hack that allows virtually any Android app to be installed has been detailed.

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