As additional and extra Chromebooks support operating Android programs, it’s becoming additional major than ever to make Certain developers create Chromebook-friendly apps. Google offers extensive documentation to help developers, but there was with no way to test these programs with no buying a real Chromebook. Thankfully, that may swap early, as recent code commits mean a Chrome Operation system 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. Whenever you install the SDK, developers can download an Android emulator to test their programs on a wide variety of Android variants, display size, and hardware platforms. Numerous alternative ‘images’ are bundled, which recreate a wide variety of devices (like the Google Pixel) and Android OS versions. A recent pull request on the Android emulator section of the AOSP repository shows that Google will early offer Chrome Operation system photos for download, allowing developers to run an emulated copy of Chrome OS to test Android programs with.
This file indicates that emulator images of the Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary branches will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It appears to be such as only x86 photographs will be out there, at least first, developers hoping to test their apps on ARM-based Chromebooks will still have to use true hardware.