ITVoice News: Google announced their plans in June that they would bring Android apps in its Chromebook laptops. Now it’s a reality. On Thursday, the first set of Android apps have been launched by Google for the Chrome OS, including Duolingo, Evernote, children’s reading app Sight Words and Twitter’s Vine.
Googlers Ken Mixter and Josh Woodward wrote in a blog post on Thursday, “Chromebooks were designed to keep up with you on the go — they’re thin and light, have long battery lives, resume instantly, and are easy to use. Today, we’re making Chromebooks even more mobile.” Duolingo is a free language app which teaches you Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English.
Evernote Chromebook app keeps your digital life in a more organised way. It lets you write, collect and find notes with a full-sized keyboard. With Sight Words Children learn to identify common words. This is an educational gaming tool which improves children’s reading skills and fluency. The Vine app lets you create short-looping videos from your laptop.
Google has also promised more apps will be coming to Chromebook, though the upcoming apps have not been specified yet. In the meantime, Google has set up a form which will help you lodge requests for specific apps which you’d like to have on the OS. As told by Google, “We won’t be able to support every Android app from day one, but your feedback will help us focus on the Android apps that you’d use most on Chrome OS.”