Google today released ChromeOS.dev, a new website that aims to aid builders get begun with constructing Android apps for the company’s Linux-centered running process. With today’s update, Google is also producing it simpler to construct and take a look at Android apps on chromebooks.
The new ChromeOS.dev web-site, which is available in English and Spanish for now, is intended to “help builders optimize their abilities on the system by technical sources/tutorials, solution bulletins, code samples and additional,” a Google spokesperson told us. As Google notes in today’s announcement, in the previous quarter, Chromebook unit product sales have been up 127% calendar year-around-calendar year in the final quarter, compared to 40% for notebook revenue in typical.
To assistance Android developers do all of their get the job done on a Chromebook if they so wish, Google now features the total Android Emulator on Chrome OS to exam applications appropriate on their Chromebooks. The group also built deploying apps on Chrome OS (M81 and more recent) considerably easier. Builders can now deploy and examination apps immediately without having owning to use developer manner or join equipment via USB.
In addition to these Android-centric updates, Google also nowadays launched a tiny but welcome update to the Linux beta, with a concentrate on the terminal. With this, Linux on Chrome OS now options an enhanced terminal that now includes tabs, shortcuts, themes and redesigned terminal configurations.
Android Studio, much too, is getting a slight update with a new Major/Detail Exercise Template that now superior supports developing apps for substantial-display screen equipment like Chromebook, tablets and foldables (ideal in time for Microsoft’s Area Duo announcement these days).