Google announces the first set of Android apps for Chromebooks

Photo: Google.

Photo: Google.

Back at Google I/O this year, the company showed off the ability to run Android apps on ChromeOS and Chromebooks natively. Today, Google has gone ahead and unveiled the first batch of Android apps to run on Chrome OS.

The list of apps is not really huge and only include 4 apps — Duolingo, Evernote, Vine and Sight Words — though they are all very popular in their respective category. All these apps are already live and can be downloaded from the Chrome Web store.

These first Android apps have landed on Chrome OS because of the App Runtime for Chrome (Beta) project that Google had announced at its I/O conference.

The company promises that it will be working with more Android developers over the coming few months to bring more Android apps to Chrome OS, which in turn will provide a more seamless experience across your Android device and Chromebook. You can also tell Google which Android apps you want to use on your Chromebook by filling up this Google Docs form.