Does CloudReady support the Google Play Store & Android Apps?

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  • Volram

    @Mikoto San, publish the work you have done so far. Other people can help to solve the problem or improve something or other. The credits is all yours, but in collaboration we do more. Thank you very much.

  • Pedro Guimaraes

    Any news about this?

  • Forrest Smith

    No updates on this, I'm afraid.

     

    As you'll know if you're following Google's side of things, the progress on this front is slow and careful, and they are still considering the entire project as being in "beta". Even Chromebooks that support Google Play Store and Android apps by default on the stable channel list the feature as "beta".

     

    We continue to watch and hope to be able to offer it, but in the mean time I encourage you to explore the world of web apps and browser-only life. Android apps are still not really built for full-size screens with keyboard and mouse, and in most cases I've seen the Android experience on a Chromebook is no better than the web-app, even for official Google apps (for instance: Gmail, Google Docs/Slides).

  • Audio

    "Android apps are still not really built for full-size screens with keyboard and mouse, and in most cases I've seen the Android experience on a Chromebook is no better than the web-app..." 

     

    This is undoubtedly true in many cases. Not to mention the fact that Android Apps eat up space in your (usually 16 or 32 GB) Chromebook storage, whereas browser-based versions do not.  Tho one exception for me is the Netflix app vs. Netflix.com, only because the browser option does not allow downloads, which the app does.

     

    BUT, this leaves out cases where there is no web-based equivalent, particularly if you want to play games such as Clash of Clans or Pokemon Go on your Chromebook.

  • Chris Rogers

    "As we're not an official part of Google, we really cannot be sure that porting the Android Play store will even be possible on CloudReady. Nevertheless, we will do whatever we can to bring this new feature to our user just as we have offered new features in the past."

     

    Now that Google have given you a few quid, are they going to help you get the play store into your OS?

  • Javier Lorente

    any news in v. 61 ?

  • Pedro Castro Torres

    Mikoto San, Please if you dont mind forward me the instructions on doing this to sandunguero2p@gmail.com it would be highly appreciated! Thank you!

  • Nicolás Deshchuk

    Hello, Mikoto san, can you send the tutorial or something to active Play Store.
    Email: nicolasdeshchuk1@gmail.com

  • Nicolás Deshchuk

    Mikoto san, can you share or something, tutorial or something for active Play Store pls. I only like yo have and help with this. Email: nicolasdeshchuk1@gmail.com

  • Nicolás Deshchuk

    Mikoto san, can you share or something, tutorial or something for active Play Store pls. I only like yo have and help with this. Email: nicolasdeshchuk1@gmail.com

  • Mikoto San

    Nicolás

    Please don't spam the thread with this question, one time Is enough :-)

    I have no tutorial as of yet, since there Is a lot of problems, and It requires some serious tinkering with the system, which makes it unstable.

  • Nicolás Deshchuk

    It does not matter, I would like to try, could you tell me how to activate the play store. Even if it has failures, I would like to activate it since I could modify the code so that it works correctly. Tell me the instructions please. Email: nicolasdeshchuk1@gmail.com

  • Joseph Honnoll

    Nicolás Deshchuk,

    Stop with the spamming. Play store isn't coming to CR for some time

  • Denilson Pereira

    Hi, this work now?

  • Denilson Pereira

    Sorry, mobile version of this forum don't show posts for second page.

  • Aurelio Dutto

    oh my

    I personally think a Chrome/Chromium OS running android apps will be a great competitor. I hope CloudReady can implement them successfully!

  • NewNeverwareUser

    Does anyone still happen to have a workable link to a working tutorial?

  • Mikoto San

    No one has a tutorial as of yet.

    I am still working on a way, but got kinda blocked due to laptop malfunction.

  • Dillon DeRosa

    Any progress on your laptop working Mikoto? 

  • Mikoto San

    Dillon 

    I ordered a new laptop for my project yesterday :)
    Should be able to continue and hopefully finish my project in early may :)

  • Dillon DeRosa

    I'm glad to hear Mikoto. I hope your new laptop works well. :D

  • Oleg

    There have been some reports of pulling off a successful trick that turns arnold-the-bat's Chromium OS distributive into thinking it is real Chrome OS with Google Play Store partially working. You might want to check out:
    1) russian http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=516411&view=findpost&p=72234715
    2) english (haven't looked through, though)
    https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues/153

  • Mikoto San

    Oleg

    I am doing kinda the same thing they did, except the way I will release it Is so almost any app will work :)

  • Oleg

    Mikoto San, god bless you and keep up the good work, then! :)

  • Marco Letona

    Can't Wait for this Mikoto San!! :D

  • Mikoto San

    Forrest Smith

    Did you know that ARC Just released Open Source files??
    Feel like It would be better If you guys made the Play Store.

    Here Is a link for Open Source files: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/platform2/+/master/arc

     

    Hope you guys can use It :)

  • Forrest Smith

    HI Mikoto,

     

    Those parts you link to are newly opened parts of the ARC++ framework, but not all of the components are open. The actual Android container is still not open source, which remains a blocker for us sadly.

  • Mikoto San

    Hi Forrest.

    I see.

    I almost have my Play Store up and running, but are having major problems, getting the apps to actually run, without going through the "download evernote" way.

     

    All though I managed to start up play store and install aprox 5 apps no problem :-/

  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Mikoto - 

    Wow - awesome!

    I'm not an expert or an engineer, but it sounds like you've made great progress.

     

    We'd be happy to collaborate with you on what you've built to see if there's a way to provide a similar, or maybe improved, experience to CloudReady users. I think, as a starting point, many users might be comfortable with t process of having to download individual APKs to install them.

    Would you be interested in sharing builds, notes, or source code of what you've been doing? I can email you directly if so.

  • Mikoto San

    Hi Forrest.

     

    You are more than welcome to email me.

    One of the ways to actually make the Play Store run and login, was that I, played around with your .BIN image, and managed to copy/paste a file from the original Chrome OS which apparently contains almost all the stuff for the Play Store :-/

     

    Can you find my email attached to my account?

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