Google nowadays released ChromeOS.dev, a new web site that aims to aid developers get started with making Android applications for the company’s Linux-based running program. With today’s update, Google is also making it much easier to build and check Android applications on chromebooks.
The new ChromeOS.dev web site, which is readily available in English and Spanish for now, is intended to “help builders improve their abilities on the system by way of technological assets/tutorials, solution bulletins, code samples and additional,” a Google spokesperson explained to us. As Google notes in today’s announcement, in the very last quarter, Chromebook unit revenue had been up 127% calendar year-about-calendar year in the previous quarter, when compared to 40% for notebook product sales in basic.
To support Android developers do all of their do the job on a Chromebook if they so drive, Google now offers the entire Android Emulator on Chrome OS to exam apps ideal on their Chromebooks. The group also created deploying applications on Chrome OS (M81 and newer) significantly much easier. Builders can now deploy and check applications directly with out getting to use developer mode or join equipment through USB.
In addition to these Android-centric updates, Google also currently released a little but welcome update to the Linux beta, with a target on the terminal. With this, Linux on Chrome OS now attributes an improved terminal that now includes tabs, shortcuts, themes and redesigned terminal configurations.
Android Studio, as well, is getting a minimal update with a new Principal/Element Exercise Template that now improved supports setting up apps for large-display products like Chromebook, tablets and foldables (proper in time for Microsoft’s Area Duo announcement now).