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
Even if you’re not a Linux user, there are plenty of reasons to run Linux on a Chromebook. Here are 5 that offer a lot of bang for the buck.
Coding on a Chromebook? If you have one with an ARM processor, you’ve got a new, official option to use for programming. Microsoft has added support for ARM-based Chromebooks in Visual Studio Code.
Developing apps in Linux on a Chromebook? You might have run into issues accessing them from Chrome OS. Port forwarding has been in experimental mode for several months but Chrome OS 86 makes this feature generally available.
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.
Heavy users of Linux on Chromebooks have been waiting for some key features to arrive in Chrome OS. As a result of prioritization, these three aren’t coming until Chrome OS 84 at the earliest.
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.
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.
Android Studio developers using a Chromebook will have an easier time of sideloading their app to the Android container once Chrome OS 81 arrives.
I’ve been using a Chromebook to code for my Computer Science college classes since last January. It works great. But recently I had to flowchart an algorithm. Draw.io is a great web-based app for nearly any type of diagramming needs.
Android app sideloading is expected in Chrome OS 80 and the latest Dev Channel of the platform has the feature. Here’s how to install an Android app from outside of Google Play if you’re comfortable with the risk.