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Google I/O 2016: Android apps are coming to Google’s Chrome browser!


After a number of rumours, it is finally official. We are talking about Google Apps landing on your Google Chrome browser and Chromebook and the search giant finally seems to have confirmed it.
The same appeared in a session description that has now been pulled down from the Google I/O website. In short, Google almost announced today that its Google Play Store is coming to Chrome.

The description as reported by 9to5Google reads, “Today we announced that we’re adding the best mobile app experiences in the world, Android apps and the Google Play Store, to the best browser in the world, Chrome! Come to this session and test your Android apps for Chrome OS. You will get hands on help from our friendly engineers on how to optimize your Android app for Chromebooks.

Oh, and we will also be giving the first 50 developers to show up a free Chromebook so they can get a head start bringing their apps to Chrome!”

Over the past few years, Google had a forked approach when it came to its operating system efforts. Before taking charge as the Google chief, Sundar Pichai was responsible for a team that developed its Chrome OS, which ran on its Chromebook line of laptops. So it seems that Play Store apps coming to Chrome had to happen.

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