Google releases a tool for developers to launch Android apps on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS

April 2, 2015

Google has opened up its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) to developers so they can run their apps on any desktop with a Chrome browser, reports Ars Technica.

ARC is a project that allows Android apps to run on Chrome OS, and it was previously limited to a small group of developers who got to collaborate with Google to do so. Now, the company has launched a new Chrome app packager that allows anyone to run their Android apps on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS.
The new tool, dubbed ARC Welder, is a Chrome app that handles the mobile-to-desktop conversion in just a few clicks, using your Android app’s APK file for the job. We tested it and found Twitter’s Android app running just fine on Windows.

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