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Google shows how Android apps will run on your Chromebook

Engadget Engadget 5/06/2016 Jon Fingas
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Google was quick to tout Chrome OS' upcoming support for Android apps during its I/O 2016 keynote, but how does it actually work in practice? You won't have to travel to Mountain View to find out: the search firm has posted the video of a developer presentation that shows how the Play Store and Android apps will run on your Chromebook. As a rule, it appears to be seamless. Android's intent system makes it relatively easy to share files between apps, while offline support will keep you entertained during those long flights. And yes, games appear to run smoothly.

The demo took place under ideal conditions, so you might want to avoid leaping to conclusions. The odds are that a lower-end Chromebook won't be quite as adept with Android apps, especially if it doesn't have a touchscreen to parallel the experience you get on your phone. Nonetheless, this clip is a good sign for anyone worried that an Android/Chrome OS union could get messy.

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