Google wants developers to know that more people are using Android apps on Chromebooks

We all know the Android app experience on large screen devices isn’t ideal. That’s the likely reason Google shared enticing data and tool improvements for developers to make better Android apps on Chromebooks

Some Chromebooks now support the Android Emulator for developers

Linux opened the door to Android development on Chromebooks thanks to Android Studio support. Now, a handful of devices open it further with support for Android device emulation within Chrome OS.

Chrome OS 81 Stable Channel arrives: Here’s what you need to know

There’s a number of new gestures, visual changes and improvements for both Chromebook users and developers in Chrome OS 81. Here’s what you need to know.

Want to code on a Chromebook? Check out Google’s Chrome OS Developer Toolbox

Need a handy guide for getting a Chromebook configured for web or app development? Check out the Chrome OS Developer Toolbox, which is filled with tips, configuration steps and links to tutorials.

Chrome OS 81 to bridge the Android container and Android Studio for easier sideloads on Chromebooks

Android Studio developers using a Chromebook will have an easier time of sideloading their app to the Android container once Chrome OS 81 arrives.

Android Studio 3.5 arrives, bringing official Chrome OS support

After four months in a preview release, Android Studio arrives on Chromebooks with official support. There’s still no Android device emulator, but the USB debug feature of Chrome OS lets you install and test apps on your connected phone.

About the recent Atlas / Pixelbook 2 CPU benchmarks: Why I don’t buy them (Hint: Android Studio)

Recent Geekbench listings suggest the next Pixelbook, likely Atlas, will use the same chipsets as the Pixel Slate. That doesn’t make sense for a few reasons.

Souped-up Acer Chromebook Spin 13 available with a Core i7, 16 GB of memory

Most people don’t need a super high-end Chromebook but if you do, there’s a new choice to consider: The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 can be had with a Core i7 U-series chip and 16 GB of RAM.

Don’t expect to sideload Android apps on a Chromebook until Chrome OS 76 or later

Originally planned for between Chrome OS 69 and 72, a recent Chromium developer comment suggests that the ability to sideload Android apps on a Chromebook isn’t even likely for Chrome OS 75.

Pixelbook benchmarks appear with updated 8th-gen Intel processors. Is this the Pixelbook 2?

Recent benchmarks have appeared showing a Pixelbook with Android 9 running on 8-gen Intel processors that support Android Studio. Could the Pixelbook 2 simply be an internal refresh with little change on the outside?

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