Recently Google announced they will add Android App support for their Chrome OS and the runtime is called as ARC (Android Runtime for Chrome).Developer Vlad Filippov have come with a way to run Android App on your Google Chrome browser. He created a custom ARC which allows users to run Android Apps on their Chrome Browser. The Android apps in apk form cannot be run directly, it should be converted to chrome extension form. Lets see the steps involved in this.
1. ARChon Custom Runtime
Download the runtime from the link. Choose the right architechture.
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Setting Up ARChon Runtime
1. Extract the downloaded ARChon file.
2. Open Chrome extensions page by entering chrome://extensions/ in address bar.
Testing Demo App
Lets try a Android Game before proceeding to Android App to Chrome Extension Conversion.
-> Download the Game 2048 which is already converted from the link.
-> Extract it and Load as unpacked extension.
Converting Android apk to Chrome Extension
Make sure you have installed Node.js
-> Enter the command in Terminal or Windows Command Prompt
npm install chromeos-apk -g
-> Now chromeos-apk is setup globally.
-> Download an apk for conversion.
-> Here I am going to convert Evernote apk to Extension.
-> Run the command
chromeos-apk com.evernote.apk –archon
-> You will see a folder com.evernote.android
-> Then Load it as unpacked extension
-> Now your App will be running in Chrome.
Currently many Apps are not supported and crashes instantly. For more details visit