Sep 11 AT 2:30 PM Dustin Earley 7 Comments

First Android apps for Chrome OS available now

Android apps on Chrome OS

Google’s announcement this summer that Android apps would be making their way to Chrome OS is finally coming to fruition.

The first batch of Android apps for Chrome OS have been released today and includes Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words and Vine. They all work just like regular Chrome apps, with 100% functionality and no missing features from their Android counterparts.

As for why these apps are the first available, Google is apparently working with developers at first to bring the best content over in the best way possible. In Google’s own words, “over the coming months, we’ll be working with a select group of Android developers to add more of your favorite apps so you’ll have a more seamless experience across your Android phone and Chromebook.”

If you have an app you’d love to see ported, Google has created a Docs form that you can fill out to file a request.

Source: Google Chrome Blog

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • apay

    It’s taking WAYYYYY too long. I don’t know why Android and Chrome OS are still not sharing real and easy making universal apps like in Windows 8.1 / Windows Phone / Xbox.
    I bought a Chromebook for my father after Google I/O assuming that this will happen eventually. Guess it was just for showing off. In the mean time, the Chromebook sleeps in a closet.

  • Rob

    In the Chrome webstore I got ‘NOT COMPATIBLE’???

  • Casey Rain

    Awesome! Just installed Evernote and Vine and they work great.

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  • jamal adam

    I’m excited for this and I can’t wait until more Apps are available to work on Chrome OS. The 4 that are available aren’t ones that I use that much but it gives me hope that soon many of the great apps on Android will make the transition. Imagine being able to running these Android apps on Chrome for Windows or Mac OS. That would take Chrome and Chrome OS to new heights. The future is bright now all we need are some more powerful 13″ and even 15″ Chromebooks with options of more storage and better processors and build quality. Google needs to capitalize on the hardware aspects and provide more and better options. This is not to say that I don’t like the current Chromebooks (as a matter of fact I am typing this up on my C720) but OEMs can do better and I hope they catch on.

  • donaldmedina

    Interesting post!