Android apps break out of the small screen and jump to Chromebooks

A lot of Google services have transitioned to gain the title of "apps", and the same is true of a large number of extensions for the Chrome browser. These online tools are essentially cross-platforms apps that work identically Now Google is taking another step to break out of the confines of making apps available to a single platform. Android apps are, quite rightly, associated with smartphones and tablets, but now a small number of these mobile apps are finding their way onto Chromebook. The (usually) cheap and cheerful Windows laptop/Mac Book alternative (did someone say netbook?) can now start to… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2014-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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