Finally, the first Android apps for Chromebooks have arrived.
Google’s Chrome OS can now run the Vine, Evernote, Duolingo and Sight Words apps on their laptops. This app expansion is the part of “Google’s App Runtime for Chrome”, a project that revealed earlier this year during Google I/O. The project is a part of Google’s broader effort to make Android and Chrome OS a more unified experience.
Due to the Chromebook’s prevalence in schools, it’s not surprising that two of the first apps Google would choose to push to the platform first are educational apps: Duolingo and Sight Words. For those who don’t know, Duolingo is a language-learning app and Sight Words is an app to teach children how to read.
The other two apps— Vine and Evernote— were apps that was demoed onstage during Google I/O, though other apps that made an appearance during the conference, like Flipboard, were missing from the first expansion.
Google stated that they are working with a select group of developers to bring more apps to the platform in the coming months. In the meantime, the company is also taking suggestions from Chromebook users on which apps they want to see come to Chromebook next.