How to Run Android Apps with App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) Welder in Ubuntu

App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) Welder that allows Android apps (APK) to run on Chrome browser for Linux, Windows, and OS X operating systems has been released and announced by Google.

App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) Welder gives developers and anyone with a computer will be able to test and running the Android application (Apk) inside the Google Chrome web browser with a minimum amount of effort. Set up is easy, just download the ARC Welder Google Chrome extension and once launched, select the zip file or APK of your application you want to run. From there, you can decide if you’d like the app to run in portrait or landscape mode, tablet or phone mode, and a few other option.

The following is step-by-step how to download and run android apps (APK) with App Runtime for Chrome (arc) Welder in Ubuntu desktop and derivatives

STEP 1. Make sure you have the latest version of google chrome web browser installed on your ubuntu system. Download the latest google chrome web browser.

Latest Version of Google Chrome Browser

If you have installed google chrome browser old version, you can upgrade it by typing following command :

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

STEP 2. Install App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) Welder

App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) Welder
STEP 3. Download some android apps (APK). To download apk file from google play you can use the google chrome extension called APK Downloader.

[column size=”one-half”]Download apk using Apk Downloader[/column][column size=”one-half” last=”true”]Download APK[/column]

You can also using site that provide service download the APK file from google play you can google it by entering keyword “download apk from google play”.

STEP 4. Launch App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) Welder and Add the Apk files. Then select the mode -> “Tablet” or “Phone” -> in which you want to run your app

arch welder setting

STEP 5. Finally, click the “Launch App” button. and you will get a android app appear like screenshot on below

Instagram on arc welderCheck out this video created by Linux Scoop, It shown you how to run android apps with app runtime for chrome (ARC) Welder in ubuntu desktop – Thanks linuxscoop


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