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Unofficial ‘hack’ lets you sideload Android APKs onto your Chromebook
Last week Google introduced the first four Android apps for Chromebooks, promising more apps would be on their way in the near future. While four apps is a start, what if you could take just about any Android app and install it on your Chrome OS device? That’s exactly what developer Vladikoff’s ‘hack’ lets you do.
As for what apps have been proven to work? We don’t have much of a list of confirmed apps just yet, though reportedly Twitter (mobile and tab versions) and Flipboard work great. On the other hand, apps like Google Chrome for Android, Spotify, SoundCloud and Swing Copters install but end up crashing. In other words, the experience will probably result in more misses than hits.
Still, if you like tinkering, this could be a fun way to potentially extend the usefulness of your Chromebook using the power of Android apps. Have you tested this out yet, if so, what app(s) did you manage to get working? Let us know in the comments!