At Google I/O earlier this year the company announced plans to let Android apps run on the Chromebook. It's starting small, but the first few apps are now available for a Chromebook near you.
Android apps will run under the App Runtime for Chrome (Beta) which creates a virtual machine on Chrome OS for handling Android apps.
The Android apps now available are:
- Duolingo - a fun and free way to learn a new language before your next trip
- Evernote - write, collect and find what matters to you, with a full-size keyboard and touchscreen
- Sight Words - a delightful way for you to help improve your child's reading skills
- Vine - create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way
While the apps are in the Chrome Store, hitting the button to install them results in a dialog claiming "your app will install soon". We'll test it when they come in.
Update: Since publication they have disappered from the store. It is expected for them to show up in the Chrome Store shortly.
Source: Google Chrome Blog