Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Sep 2014 21:32 UTC
Google

Chromebooks were designed to keep up with you on the go - they're thin and light, have long battery lives, resume instantly, and are easy to use. Today, we're making Chromebooks even more mobile by bringing the first set of Android apps to Chrome OS.

These first apps are the result of a project called the App Runtime for Chrome (Beta), which we announced earlier this summer at Google I/O. 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.

I was under the impression all applications would work when they announced this at I/O. I had no idea only select applications would work. That's a bit of a bummer.

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Overreact much?
by nadiasvertex on Fri 12th Sep 2014 16:45 UTC
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Just because a few apps are being shepherded into the Chromebook doesn't mean they are going to forever cherry-pick. It could simply mean that they want to get the API right for supporting Android apps on ChromeOS before opening it to the masses and getting gobs of "Google didn't think this through" criticism.

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