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    Google helps Android apps run on PC, Mac, Linux or ChromeOS

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    Re: Google helps Android apps run on PC, Mac, Linux or ChromeOS

    This is a pretty cool sounding concept. As long as there is continuity between accounts.

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    Re: Google helps Android apps run on PC, Mac, Linux or ChromeOS

    Google making the most of the lack of simple apps for Windows! I can't see it being of much use to Apple users, I doubt that there are many apps on Googlepay that aren't already available for iOS.
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    Re: Google helps Android apps run on PC, Mac, Linux or ChromeOS

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I can't see it being of much use to Apple users, I doubt that there are many apps on Googlepay that aren't already available for iOS.
    What about people like my son who uses a Mac but won't buy an iPhone?

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    Re: Google helps Android apps run on PC, Mac, Linux or ChromeOS

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    What about people like my son who uses a Mac but won't buy an iPhone?
    The MAc doesn't use iOO, it is OSX which is Unix based. If the Android apps (bearing in mind that android is a Linux variant) then he should be able to use the apps as per the article. My comment was for those who do have an iOS device, such as an iPad or iPhone.
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    Re: Google helps Android apps run on PC, Mac, Linux or ChromeOS

    This is well cool. I really missed messenger on my PC after Facebook withdrew it. Its working perfect on my current Mac (Hack)

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    Re: Google helps Android apps run on PC, Mac, Linux or ChromeOS

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    The MAc doesn't use iOO, it is OSX which is Unix based. If the Android apps (bearing in mind that android is a Linux variant) then he should be able to use the apps as per the article. My comment was for those who do have an iOS device, such as an iPad or iPhone.
    Brian224 was making a good point - "Apple users" doesn't necessarily have to mean "Apple mobile users", so for Apple desktop users who happen to have an Android phone (or tablet, or game console, or TV box - let's not forget them) then perhaps this news is interesting. To be honest, I'd see the Mac users as a minority interest - this'd be more targetted at ChromeOS first, then Windows, then perhaps Linux.

    Anything that makes it easier to access your Google Play purchases has got to be good news for a lot of folks.

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