No need to download the SDK Android, no programs or virtualize anything. Now it is possible to run Android apps on any operating system you can run the browser Google Chrome. And it is very simple as we explain in this article.
This great achievement is due to the great effort and work of the development community, which has achieved that the Google browser can run them without problem. Some time ago it was announced how some apps could be installed from Android In Chromebooks, we already know that they have a Chrome OS operating system based on Google Chrome and with a Linux kernel.
Well, now a further step has been taken and many Android applications are allowed to run from any system with Google Chrome. To do this we have to download an extension for Chrome called ARCHon runtime.
Vlad Philippov has been in charge of bringing us this novelty to be able to run Android applications in Chrome. You only need to have a Chrome version higher than v37 of 64bits. The bad thing is that the extension and the installation scripts of the apps are unstable even because they are in development, so you can expect the odd bug.
Once the extension is installed you will need the APKs of the apps you want to install. Well, for this, a site has been created with a list of modified APKs so that they can be installed with ARChon runtime. You can access them from here. Hopefully soon it will improve by making the extension and the scripts more stable and we will have more apps.