Google have announced that the first lump of Android apps are coming to a ChromeOS device near you.
Google had originally made this announcement at Google IO back in the summer so it’s nothing that we weren’t expecting. What is new though are the names of the apps being migrated. We now know that it will be Duolingo, Evernote, Vine and Slight Words. Sight Words, in case you hadn’t come across it, which you probably haven’t, is a app designed to help kids and their parents start to read.
I’m not entirely sure as to why this might be a good thing. It’s clearly good for the developers, they only have to work on one app and know it will now run on another range of devices. As a user I’m not sure what this brings to the party really. I already have an Evernote ‘app’ on my Chromebook, along with Duolingo, so what does this bring? Perhaps these apps aren’t great examples of what we might see in the future. Perhaps this is just a first step in seeing Android apps running on other desktop OSes.
Those four apps are now showing in the Google Chrome Store if you want to give them a go.