You Could Soon Run Windows Apps on Android and Chrome OS

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You Could Soon Run Windows Apps on Android and Chrome OS

Highlights

  • Support for Android apps to Chrome OS brings software to Chromebooks
  • Only Intel-based Android device/Chromebook can run CrossOver
  • CodeWeavers uploaded video of Steam running on Chromebook
Yes, you read it right! It might have seemed like an impossible task until now but it is close to being a reality. A company named CodeWeavers is now extremely close to a solution that will allow Windows apps to run on Android as well as Chromebooks.

CodeWeavers is developing a product called CrossOver that allows Mac and Linux based systems to run Windows apps without opting for options like dual-boot or virtual machines. CrossOver is based on open source Wine project and is available as a licensed product on both Mac and Linux.

The team is working on an Android version for CrossOver. As recently Chromebooks got the Android app support, the developers can now use the Android version to run Windows apps on Chrome OS machines as well.

The company has also posted a video of CrossOver running Steam to play the game 'Limbo' on a Chromebook that you can check out below:


However, there is one catch, only Intel-based Chromebooks and Android devices will be able to enjoy this feature.

Earlier, Google announced at its I/O developers meet that Chromebooks will be getting the support for Android Apps. This decision by the company was a huge one as it increases the capability of Chromebooks by giving them access to millions of apps currently present on Google Play Store.

Later, the company also listed out the devices that will be getting the support. Acer's Chromebook R11, Google's 2015 Chromebook Pixel and Asus Chromebook Flip will be first in line to get the Android app support. The company has said that the support should hit the stable channel by September or October
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