Google is working on a Chrome Operation system emulator for the Android SDK

October 4th, 2017   decode   Other Tags: , ,

As far more and extra Chromebooks support running Android applications, it’s becoming extra major than ever to make sure developers create Chromebook-friendly applications. Google offers extensive documentation to help developers, however there was with no way to test those programs without buying a real Chromebook. Thankfully, that may replace soon, as recent code commits indicate a Chrome OS emulator will be arriving early in the Android SDK.

If you’re unfamiliar with it, the Android SDK is the Android development kit created and maintained by Google. When you install the SDK, developers can download an Android emulator to test their apps on a wide variety of Android variants, present size, and hardware platforms. Many alternative ‘images’ are included, which recreate a wide variety of gadgets (like the Google Pixel) and Android Operation system variants. A recent pull request on the Android emulator segment of the AOSP repository shows that Google will soon offer Chrome Operation system pics for download, allowing developers to run an emulated copy of Chrome Operation system to test Android apps with.

This file indicates that emulator pictures of the Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary branches will be in the world for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It seems like only x86 photos will be in the world, at least first, developers hoping to test their applications on ARM-based Chromebooks will still have to use real hardware.

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