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Getting Android Studio Running on ChromeOS Containers via Project Crostini


A few hours ago, I made a blog post on how to get Firefox running on ChromeOS via a Project Crostini Container. I started getting questions asking if Android Studio works. Today I will be taking this one step further by providing instructions to get Android Studio Running on the Google Pixelbook via a ChromeOS container.

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If you did not read the introduction to ChromeOS Containers Blog Post, take a few moments to give it a read before continuing. Furthermore this will currently only work for the Google Pixelbook at this time.

Getting Android Studio Running

Follow the steps below to get Android Studio running on your Chromebook.

Access a ChromeOS Shell (Ctrl + Alt + T) Create a container by running

vmc start devvm

Provision a Debian Container by running the following(replace with your unix username (lower case, no spaces)) –container_name=stretch –user=<username> –shell

Upgrade the Debian Install by running

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Install Android Studio by running the following

sudo apt install -y gcc-multilib g++-multilib libc6-dev-i386 qemu-kvm mesa-utils
sudo apt install -y wget unzip
sudo unzip -q -d /opt/

Launch Android Studio


Complete the Android Studio Setup Wizard (See Screenshots)

Yup, it is really that easy.