In September, Google introduced an Android App Runtime for Google Chrome, known as ARC, in Beta. Now, the Google Company is taking the ARC that is in the Beta to the next level. This is because it can allow Android applications to run on desktops.

Google has released new Chrome called ARC Welder which is available through Chrome Web store. ARC Welder can test and run any Android application via Chrome browser. According to Google, the new chrome extension is primarily engrossed to test the Android applications on Chrome OS. The Chrome OS allows many Android applications to run on PCs such as Mac, desktops, Chrome books as well as Linux.

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According to Android Police, the Software operates at a speed close to a native in a sand-boxed Dalvik virtual window. Google is referring to the release of ARC Welder as a Developer Preview since it is still in Beta.

Google has released clear details on how to test and run Android applications on Chrome OS through the ARC Welder Chrome extension. Unfortunately, to install an application to the Chrome Browser, you must have the Android application package (apk) file of an application. Android users can find the apk files on the 3RD party sites such as the Apkmirror. To run or to test an Android application, one must attach the file to ARC Welder to launch the application.

The Google Company also has guidelines on how to upload the application to the Chrome Web Store. The guidelines are: In the ARC Welder and tap Download ZIP. Then upload the ZIP file to the Chrome Web Store. Check publishing your application for further details.

However, Google Play Service has a number of limitations not supported. This means the application relying on it cannot run very well. The company is trying to launch APIs to fix.

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