Many do not consider Chrome OS a worthy competitor to Linux, Windows and Mac OS. Yes, it is possible while the system is not very popular and not so developed, but it has all chances to become a full-fledged market player. At least Google is taking steps to improve the situation. One such step, we will now discuss.
To install an application not from Google Play with Chrome OS, you need to activate developer mode. It will have to go into recovery mode, in this mode, the protection is disabled, and the system boots much longer. Besides it is not excluded that the device can lose the warranty. In General, this is a complicated process and not very attractive to the average consumer.
Google is planning to rectify the situation with the release of Chrome OS 74 or 75 users can install applications not from Google Play
What’s the advantage of installing applications not from Google Play?
First, developers can publish apps not in Google Play that allow them not to pay Google a Commission. But this step will help and Google too, as this will push many software developers to develop software and Chrome OS on par with Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
As an example, you can take uTorrent. You can download it from Google Play, but it is adapted for mobile devices. uTorrent on the website can host a version for Chrome OS with elements, adapted for desktop mode. This, in my opinion, is plus installing applications not from Google Play.
It is expected that the 74-th version of Chrome OS will be released around April-June this year. By the way, did you know that we can subscribe in the Yandex Zen?