Google makes first Android apps available on Chrome OS

— 6:00 AM on September 12, 2014

We've known since June that they were coming, and now, they're here. Google says the first Android apps for Chrome OS are now available.

The selection is pretty small to start: only Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine are on offer. As the screenshot above shows, those apps run inside windows much like Chrome OS's web apps, and they can sync data with actual Android devices. A special runtime called the App Runtime for Chrome (which, incidentally, is still in beta) makes the magic possible.

Google says more Android apps will make their way to Chromebooks over the "coming months." The company demoed Flipboard on Chrome OS back in June, so that app may be included in the next batch.

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