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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Getting Started with Android Setting Up an Android Development Environment for Windows

developing using chromebook

hi, i was wondering if there is a way to setup an android dev environment on my chromebook. thanks.

2 Answers

Ratik Sharma
Ratik Sharma
32,885 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 Acevedo
Oliver Acevedo
4,338 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.