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In addition to compatible Android, Chromebook will also be able to run Windows applications

via:博客园     time:2016/8/25 17:31:51     readed:1428

With the Android app EcologyBlessing, Chromebook availability has been greatly enhanced. However, some developers are not satisfied with this, they are going to let Chromebook also supports Windows applications.


Figure from:omgchrome

Recently, the US company in CodeWaversOfficial websiteIt demonstrated its upcoming Android version of CrossOver software. With this software, Chromebook device will run Windows applications in real time.

It is worth noting that the software only supports devices equipped with Intel processors Chromebook.


Figure from:YouTube

CrossOver is CodeWavers company launched a Windows-compatible software program. The software in different versions for different platforms, which allow Mac, Linux and other operating systems to run Windows applications.

However CrossOver itself is not a simulator, but in some way calling, making Windows applications on platforms other than Microsoft Windows is running.


Figure from:CodeWavers

Second half of 2015, CodeWavers company launchedAndroid version of CrossOver, Which aims to make Intel-based Android device can be running Windows applications. Theoretically, CrossOver allows powered by Intel Atom processor, Android phones running Windows applications, although this can not help but somewhat tasteless.

With Google AnnounceAndroid applications will be ported to the ecological Chrome OS, CodeWavers began work in support of the Chromebook. From the user's point of view, let Chromebook can run Windows applications seem more meaningful.


Figure from:CrossWavers

CodeWavers from the official website of the presentation, the current Chromebook is capable of supporting Windows applications are very limited and does not seem stable. But Google has not yet released an official Android application can run official version of Chrome OS, so CrossOver is still in preview stage.

But in the long run, if a Windows application running on the Chromebook to be perfect to achieve, which Chromebook own development, it will also be a strong motivating factor.

The figure comes from the title:gigaom

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