There’s no doubt that desktop and mobile operating systems are converging. Whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, you’ve probably noticed that features have been cross-pollinating across the mobile desktop divide for a couple of years now. Now, thanks to the Google’s ARC (App Runtime for Chrome) Welder app, you can now run Android apps on your computer (Mac or PC) and that aforementioned divide is slowly fading away. You can finally use WhatsApp, Instagram, or Snapchat directly from your computer!
ARC Welder is free and you’ll need Chrome to use it. To get started simply download the ARC Welder app via the Chrome Web Store and then obtain Android APKs from the Google Play Store. While only one app can be loaded up at any given time, you’ll notice that the performance is actually quite smooth. This move will surely make Chrome OS just that much more compelling and brings Google even closer to the Microsoft-dominated PC market.