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Installing Android apps on Chromebooks should be easier, but not for users

Nowadays it is relatively easy to install apps from all sources on Android, but this is much more complicated on Chrome OS. First of all, today’s topic is about the side loading method. Hence the Android apps that are not downloaded from the Play Store. Long-awaited innovations are imported […]


Nowadays it is relatively easy to install apps from all sources on Android, but this is much more complicated on Chrome OS. First of all, today’s topic is about the side loading method. Hence the Android apps that are not downloaded from the Play Store. The supposedly expected innovations are implemented with Chrome OS 80, which is basically just a few months away. But there are pitfalls.

Chrome OS keeps complicating us with the installation of Android applications

Google revealed at a developer event that we no longer need to activate a developer mode just to be able to download Android apps (APK files) on a Chrome OS device. However, with a look at more information, it later became clear that Google only appeals to developers for innovations on this topic.

Installing “from unknown sources”, as has always been possible on Android, will probably not be offered on Chrome OS in the future either. On Android, I can download an application (APK) from the net and just install it. Chrome OS doesn’t allow this, and despite the first ray of hope, nothing should change. Too.