ARChon Android Emulator for Google Chrome


ARChon Android Emulator is the first Android emulator which works on Google’s Chrome browser. It is quite different from other Android emulators we reviewed so far. It can be used on Chrome across various platforms including Windows, Linux, MAC OS. Moreover it works on Chrome OS and Chromebooks. It runs Android APKs on Chrome! It supports a number of games and applications though it doesn’t claim to support all.

ARChon Android Emulator for Google Chrome
                       ARChon Android Emulator for Google Chrome

In order to be able to run it, you need;

Google Chrome browser connected to Internet.

You also need ARChon Runtime Package / Extension installed on Google Chrome.

And for testing, A Modified .apk Android App package…

How to install ARChon Android Emulator Chrome

Run Chrome, and download ARChon addon. Now you’ll have a big sized ZIP file. Go to Chrome Menu. Click extensions. Here, you’ll see a list of your Chrome extensions. Activate the developer mod by marking the small box on the right above.

After the activation of developer mod, click on the ‘load unpackaged extension’ button above. From the popping window, choose the extension folder you downloaded, and click OK. It will be loaded on Google Chrome now. Now you need the APK files of the application you want to run. You can transfer this from your mobile device or download from various websites.




From the official Chrome store, go to “Twerk” page and click on “Free” on the upper right side. Allow loading of the extension to Chrome browser. When the installation is complete, type “chrome://apps” on the address bar and pres Enter. Now, run Twerk from the extensions interface. Drag and drop your APK file on the Twerk window.

On the next window, configure settings as you wish and click on the icon below. You need to type the name of the application to the box above. Determine desktop as the output directory. When the conversion process is over, click on ‘load unpackaged extension’ button as in phase 2, and select the file from the desktop Twerk extension converted for Chrome. Now the application will be loaded on your browser just like a Chrome extension.

ARChon Android Emulator for Google Chrome
                   ARChon Android Emulator for Google Chrome

You can download Archon here.

https://github.com/vladikoff/chromeos-apk/blob/master/archon.md

Some applications may not work on Chrome. As a resource you can benefit from Reddit page https://www.reddit.com/r/chromeapks/ which you can find compliant APKs for ARChon.