Chromebooks will let developers more easily sideload Android apps with Chrome OS 80

Chromebooks are able to run Android apps, but mostly just ones from the Google Play Store — if you wanted to install something that’s not officially sanctioned, you’d generally need to flip your device into a far less secure Developer Mode and/or beam it over from a tethered phone. That won’t be the case with Chrome OS 80, though — that release will allow developers to deploy apps directly to their own Chromebook, according to Google.

Google tells us that this feature won’t allow end users to sideload Android apps, though, as we and other publications initially suggested — it’s technically not sideloading in the traditional sense of downloading and installing an APK file at all, but rather installing your own app using Google’s…

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