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How to Run Android Apps (APK’s) on Mac/Windows/Linux using Google Chrome

How to Run Android Apps (APK’s) on Mac/Windows/Linux using Google Chrome

How to Run Android Apps (APK's) on Mac/Windows/Linux using Google  Chrome

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Visual Tutorial with screenshots at my blog here: http://cscotho.com/2014/12/29/running-android-apks-on-desktop-computers-using-chrome/

LIST OF COMPATIBLE ANDROID APPS WITH DOWNLOADS: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iIbxaftAu_ho5rv9fUlXSLTzwU6MbKOldsWXyrYiyo8/edit#gid=0

TUTORIAL
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Step 1: Download or Update Google Chrome: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

Step 2: Download and UnZip Archon: https://github.com/vladikoff/chromeos-apk/blob/master/archon.md
and 2048: https://github.com/vladikoff/chromeos-apk/releases/download/v1.1.0/com.uberspot.a2048.android-OFFICIAL.zip

Step 3: In Chrome, navigate to settings / extensions

Step 4: Check the Developer box at the top right

Step 5: Load both extensions above. Archon first, followed by 2048. You may see a few errors, nothing to worry about.

Step 6: Launch 2048.


Having trouble? Try the following:

Update chrome, update to windows 8.1 if possible (I can confirm this works on windows 8.1, 10 tech preview, and OS X Yosemite). Try again.

go to chrome://flags/, turn off software rendering list. Restart and try again. Try turning on “Native Client”. Restart and try again.

If you’re still not having luck and are interested, I think there’s a few other APK emulators out there worth a try. Bluestacks being one of them: http://www.bluestacks.com/

For More Information Watch This Video On Youtube

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