Google appears to be on the verge of executing a long-speculated plan to integrate Google Play’s vast collection of more than a million Android apps into the Chrome operating system. A series of screen shots recently posted on Reddit show Chrome OS users able to access the Google Play store on a Chromebook.
Users were able to find extensive references to ARC, or App Runtime for Chrome, embedded in the source code. ARC allows users to run their favorite Android apps in the Chrome OS.
Google was coy about whether the code cameo signals a new strategy.
“We’re always experimenting with new features, but we don’t have anything to announce at this time,” spokesperson Iska Saric told TechNewsWorld.