Google recently rolled out limited support for running Android apps on Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. But only a handful of apps are officially supported.
It didn’t take long for third-party developers to figure out how to load other Android apps… and even get them to run on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer with the Chrome web browser. Then a developer created a tool called Chrome APK Packager that makes converting an Android app on your phone into a Chrome-compatible app about as simple as can be… and now it’s even simpler.
Chrome APK Packager is available from the Google Play Store, which make it easy to install the app and keep it up to date.
Oh yeah, developer bpear96 also released the source code for Chrome APK Packager.
- Chrome APK Packager now in the Google Play Store
You’ll need to use the ARChon custom Android runtime for Chrome in order to use the apps. Or you can just wait for Google to work with developers to bring more Android apps to the Chrome Web Store. [Google Play]
- Report: HTC’s RE Camera to have 16MP sensor, 170 degree wide angle lens
HTC is expected to launch an action cam called the RE Camera on October 8th. Now some specs about the camera are starting to leak. [ePrice]
- Notes on the canceled Microsoft Surface Mini from someone who’s used one
Microsoft canceled its 8 inch Windows RT tablet before the company ever released (or even announced) it. But according to a hands-on report from someone who’s used it (and who writes for a Windows-centric news site), it was a kind of awesome device. [Neowin]
- Phone maker Pantech is for sale
The third largest smartphone maker in North Korea has already declared bankruptcy. Now the company is looking for a new owner. [CNET]
- Report: Samsung’s first Tizen phone will be a low-end device launching first in India
Expect a dual SIM phone with a 3.2MP camera, FM radio, and generally entry-level specs. [SamMobile]