Chrome ARChon Custom Runtime packages can be produced right from your phone, thanks to the Chrome APK Packager. This program is a special and convenient way to generate chrome packages from apps already installed or from APKs found on the phone.
Lately you've heard of Google's, as well as third party developers', efforts to bring Android apps to Chrome, or to Chrome OS to be exact. Now Google is turning the tables around with an update to its Chrome Apps for Mobile tool that adds access to more Google Play services as well as the latest Chromium-based Webview for Chrome web apps that want to have a presence on both Android and iOS as well.
Recently, Google made an interesting addition to Chrome which allows it to run certain Android applications through what it called ARC or “App Runtime for Chrome”. There were limits to what ARC could do – like running only on Chrome OS and only for certain apps – but the good Android developers generally dislike limits, so a developer named “Vladimir” went on a process of taking the limits away.
If you’re the type who keeps Chrome to the newest experimental build of the browser then you’re in for a nice surprise if you check out the latest version. Included in the build is a password generator that should give third party software like LastPass and 1Password a run for its money.
In February, Google announced the “Chromebox for Meetings” initiative as Google wanted to expand its considerable market reach into the enterprise space. Dell – a global leader in enterprise computers and devices – has taken up the cause with its new Dell Chromebox for Meetings.
It’s taking them slowly but surely to roll it out, but Google is continuing to apply its Material Design to its products. The latest to have been updated to this new look is something that most Android users probably have on their devices: the Chrome Browser. Version 37 of one of the most popular mobile browsers sees a new look, a simplified sign-in system and more bug fixes and improvements which is always a welcome update.
An app called Weak Control has hit Google Play in version 1.0 for Android devices running Android 4.4.x or higher. The app works for both tablets and smartphones and requires root permissions. The point of the app is to allow users to control their smartphone or tablet from a Chrome browser using a mouse and keyboard.
The Google Cast extension for the Chrome browser is getting better and better, with Google exerting more effort to improve this aspect of its screen and tab casting to the Chromecast device. The beta extension now allows users to dictate minimum and maximum bitrates, capture framerates and the usage of an experimental 1080p stream cast.
Pushbullet has just announced an update that is sure to delight fans of the file pushing, notification mirroring, and, as of last week, universal copy/pasting utility. The developers have expanded their "reply to SMS from the desktop" feature they announced last June to support Android messaging apps other than EvolveSMS.
As promised last week, Koush is pushing out an update to his AllCast system that has a few new interesting features in two. But instead of a simple Android update, this one's a double whammy as it includes the update to the Chrome extension that opens the door for more devices to mirror their screens to the browser.