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Targeting Chrome OS with Delphi via Android and Linux

Google’s Chrome OS is based on their Chrome Browser and runs on Chromebooks, which are hybrids of a tablet and a laptop. They are designed with the assumption that the majority of what we do nowadays is done through the browser. Google announced a while ago that they would begin adding support for the Google Play Store to Chrome OS, allowing you to run Android apps on a Chromebook. The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Samsung Chromebook Pro are the first Chromebooks to support Android Apps. The processor differs, with the Plus using a Rockchip RK3399 ARM Hexa core CPU and the Pro using an Intel Core m3-6y30. That’s right, gentlemen and ladies, the Intel Android is making a comeback!


Useful Sites


You need a Chromebook that has Android support. Use this list:

I’ve tested the Samsung Chromebook Pro with an Intel CPU. It and the Samsung Chromebook Plus (ARM CPU) were both released with Android support in mind.

You can learn about the advantages of implementing Developer Mode Chromebook and how you can perform the steps on your device in this article.

See Also

I was going to make this one massive post, but instead, I will link to other posts on the topic.

Still to Come

  • Creating resizable windows
  • Dealing with the status bar offset (just go full-screen)


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Director of Delphi Consulting for GDK Software USA. Many software related patents, including swipe and pattern unlock and search engines. First Silver and Gold Delphi badges on Stack Overflow Former Developer Advocate for Embarcadero Technologies. Long time fan of programming, especially with Delphi. Author, Podcaster/YouTuber, Improvisor, Public Speaker, Father, and Friend.

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