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Android Apps Can Now Be Run On Mac Or PC With Google Chrome

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The Spice Android One Dream Uno smartphone manufactured by Spice Mobility Ltd. sits on display during the Google Inc. Android One smartphone launch event in New Delhi, India, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Google will offer customers in India the Android One, a low-cost phone capable of Internet access, to win users in the fastest growing smartphone market. Photographer: Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

WASHINGTON — Google has now made Android applications available on Windows / Linux PC, Mac, or Chromebook with the company's convergence of Chrome and Android wherein users can download Android application package (APK) on existing Android app to launch it.

According to the Verge, users simply need to download the ARC Welder app and obtain APKs from Google's Play Store.

However, only one app can be loaded at a time and users need to select landscape or portrait layout and whether they need to run in phone- or tablet-style.

Multiple apps can be loaded by selecting download ZIP option in Arc Welder and extracting it and then enabling extension developer mode to load the folder of the extracted APK.

Developers will need to optimize their apps for ARC, and some Google Play Services are also supported right now, making that process a lot easier.

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