Google has launched (ChromeOS.dev), a new site that aims to facilitate building Android applications on the Chrome OS by helping developers start building Android applications for the company’s Linux-based operating system. Through the launch of the site, the search giant is trying to facilitate building Android applications and testing them on Chromebooks.
The new ChromeOS.dev site, available in both English and Spanish at the moment, aims to help developers increase their capabilities on the platform through technical resources, tutorials, product announcements, code samples and more.
The new site brings together everything that web, Android, and game developers should know about making their projects work well on Chromebooks.
And Android developers find tips on how to approach the design of their apps on large screens instead of the usual phone screen, as well as information on the best way to work with a mouse and keyboard.
Chrome OS is the most adaptive operating system on the market for laptops, desktops, and tablets.
A company spokesman said: Between March and June 2020, sales of Chromebook units rose by 127 percent year-on-year, compared to 40 percent for laptop sales in general.
And to help Android developers do all their work on the Chromebook if they want to, Google now offers a full Android Emulator on Chrome OS to test apps directly on Chromebooks.
The team has also made deploying applications on Chrome OS much easier, and developers can now deploy and test applications directly without the need to use developer mode or connect devices via USB.
In addition to these Android-focused updates, Google has also released a minor update to the Linux beta, with a focus on the Terminal.
Linux on Chrome OS now features an enhanced Terminal command window that now includes redesigned command window tabs, shortcuts, themes, and settings.
Android Studio is also getting an update, so that it now supports building applications for devices with large screens, such as Chromebooks, tablets and foldable devices, better, in conjunction with the announcement of the device (Surface Duo) from Microsoft.