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developing using chromebook
hi, i was wondering if there is a way to setup an android dev environment on my chromebook. thanks.
Ratik Sharma32,885 Points
It's definitely possible, but it isn't the easiest thing to do considering the amount of limitations we're dealing with. But, if you have a powerful-enough Chromebook and if you're brave enough to try, check this blog post out: http://tamingandroidcode.blogspot.in/2013/12/running-android-studio-on-chromebook.html
Oliver Acevedo4,338 Points
I literally just got done doing this. I wish I had seen that blog post before. Would have saved me a ton of head aches. I got Ubuntu installed just fine but I didn't know about the 64 bit library issues. I learned about them the hard way when I started getting a bunch of errors in Android Studio. Option 6 on that blog post is basically what I went with. It's great because it runs Chrome OS and Linux at the same time. you don't need to restart to switch from one OS to the other. Just use a simple key combination.
Also, it's best to do this with an intel base chromebook. ARM chromebooks have some limitations with Linux I believe.