Run Android apps on Chrome Now (unofficial)

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      ARChon Lets You Run Android Apps in Google Chrome.Google may need to take their time in bringing select Android apps to the Chrome Web Store — needing to ensure compatibly, stability, and an integrated experience — but the community has no such speed bumps standing in its way.

    Google’s OS for more traditional computers is great in some use cases, it is generally limited for the most part to Chromebooks. And let’s face it; the number of Chromebooks is very low compared to Android devices.

    Having made a command-line tool able to package up virtually any Android application to run on Chrome OS through the Android Runtime extension (with varying degrees of success), developer Vlad Filippov has now gone one better: it’s now possible to run Android apps on Chrome on Windows, Mac and Linux. 

   Sounds interesting? You can try it now. First of all you need to download this ZIP file, extract it, and load it in the extension manager in Chrome. Bear in mind that the developer mode must be enabled in order to load custom extensions. After loading the runtime, you can try to load applications or games. Vlad Filippov shared a modified version of the 2048 game to demonstrate how this technology works in practice. Everything should work on Google Chrome or Chromium 37, but if you have issues, try Google Chrome Beta or even the Canary version of this browser.

Note: This can be unstable on operating systems other than Chrome OS.
 Warning: The custom runtime will replace the official runtime component. To go back to the official runtime you will need to uninstall the custom one and reinstall the official one.
The GitHub project page offers a full walkthrough of how to get it up and running. 

 For more go here : -  ARChon Custom Runtime Guide

  Source : - X-DA Developers,OMG Chrome  

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