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

Microsoft brings official Visual Studio Code to ARM-powered Chromebooks

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.

Chrome OS 86 to make port forwarding for Linux on Chromebooks generally available

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.

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.

These three Linux features for Chromebooks are getting pushed back to Chrome OS 84 or later

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.

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.

Need a diagramming web app for your Chromebook? Check out Draw.io

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.

Chrome OS 80: How to sideload Android apps to a Chromebook

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.

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