Run your Android apps in Chrome Browser

Last year at Google IO, Google launched a limited beta “App Runtime for Chrome” (ARC) project, which now expanded to run millions of Android apps within Chrome browser.

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Google has now released it as a new developer tool called App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) Welder that allows Android apps to run on Chrome for Linux, Windows, and OS X systems. You can run any Android app namely Whatsapp, Flappy Bird, and even your own Android apps inside your chrome browser simply install this Chrome extension from Chrome Web store.

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ARC welder tool operates via some special runtime implemented using Native Client (NaCl) in-browser binary execution tech. Native Client is a Chrome sandboxing technology that allows Chrome plugins and apps to run at near-native speeds, taking full advantage of the system’s CPU and GPU.
Google ported complete Android stack to Native Client, allowing Android apps to run on most major operating systems. Google ARC welder tool is based on Android 4.4, but there are some limitations:
  • you can load only one app at a time
  • you have to select portrait or landscape layout
  • you need to choose, whether you want the app to run on phone- or tablet-style.

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Enjoy Android experience inside Chrome!

3 thoughts on “Run your Android apps in Chrome Browser

  1. Umut Alpaslan says:

    Having read this I believed it was really enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this short article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  2. maeng da Kratom says:

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