Google has released a tool that lets Android apps run on any machine that can run its Chrome browser.
Called Arc Welder, the tool acts as a wrapper around Android apps so they can run on Windows, OSX and Linux machines.
The software expands the places that Android apps can run and might make it easier for developers to get code working on different machines.
But one developer said it was better to write apps that run “natively” rather than via separate software.Native code
Arc – the App Runtime for Chrome – was first released in late 2014 as a way for Android apps to run on machines running [...]
Satya Nadella never ceases to shake Microsoft, changing the economic model that sustains the group for forty years. Wednesday evening at the opening of Build, a conference for developers held for two days in San Francisco, the software company announced a greater opening to Android and iOS, both Google operating systems and Apple.
Starting this year, smartphones with Windows Phone (and therefore soon to Windows 10) should therefore welcome applications developed for Android and iOS. For Microsoft, that would constitute a revolution. In mobile, its market share does not exceed 3%, against 81% for Google and 15% for Apple, according to Strategy Analytics.On one stone
Andy Rubin is switching from software program again to hardware. After spending practically a decade constructing the world’s hottest cellular working system, the Android creator is now going to be serving to help hardware startups, along with his new incubator, Playground Global.
The incubator, primarily based in Los Altos, Calif., has raised $forty eight million from Google, HP, Redpoint Ventures, Tencent Holdings, electronics producer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (referred to as Foxconn) and others, according to an SEC submitting. Prior to founding Android in 2004, Rubin developed a lot of early cellular gadgets within the ’90s.
Unlike most incubators, [...]