This isn't exactly Android related news, but it is very relevant news for one of Google's competitors, and for the rest of us who use Microsoft products regularly. Apparently, one of the last barriers to making a Google Chromebook as useful and productive as a regular laptop has been crossed/crushed. Through a partnership with VMware, Google has developed a way to use Windows Apps on the Chrome OS. Here's a quote with some of the details,
At a time when Microsoft PC products are already seeing a steady decline, now Chrome OS products threaten to accelerate that even more. Regardless, it's the inevitable march of technology that new tech displaces old tech, and at least now Chromebook users have a way to be even more productivity.“Today, customers can fully embrace the cloud with Chromebooks using VMware Horizon DaaS,” Google’s Chrome project lead Rajen Sheth wrote in a post on the company’s blog. “VMware and Google are working together to make the migration of legacy applications even easier, by using the HTML5/Blast experience from Chromebooks. This means you can work with Chromebooks and connect to a Windows experience running VMWare Horizon View.”
In other words, Chromebooks and other PCs running Google’s desktop operating system can use Google and VMWare’s joint solution to run traditional Windows applications on Chrome OS computers.
Source: Google Official Enterprise Blog