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Chrome OS Will Soon Allow Enterprise Admins To Sideload APKs

Posted On: Jan 15, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

Google's Chrome OS is one of the easiest OSes out there to deploy and administer for enterprise computing fleet purposes, and a small change in the Chromium code gerrit implies that the people doing the administering will be able to load up Android apps without going through the Play Store or flipping on Developer Mode on Chromebooks in their fleet sometime in the near future. While the code does not specifically say how administrators will be able to do this, it is quite likely that the sideloading will be done simply by feeding an APK file to Google's web-based Chrome OS management console. There is no indication as to when these changes may actually become a part of the user-facing iteration of Chrome OS.
The current method of sideloading APK files, being kicking a Chromebook into Developer Mode, has more than a few caveats. For starters, boot verification is disabled in Developer Mode, and the security risk that presents is all but unacceptable in nearly all enterprise scenarios. On top of that, opening...

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