"Google has released a tool that lets Android apps run on any machine that can run its Chrome browser."
Called Arc Welder, the tool acts as a wrapper around Android apps so they can run on Windows, OSX and Linux machines.
The software expands the places that Android apps can run and might make it easier for developers to get code working on different machines.
But one developer said it was better to write apps that run "natively" rather than via separate software.
Read more: Arc, the App Runtime for Chrome