This document is intended to support Android app developers who would like to add Wacom tablet-aware capabilities to their Android applications on Chrome OS.
Google started to support Android API, hence Android apps, on Chrome OS in 2016. That means Android developer can run the same app on Android systems and Chromebooks.
Existing Android app designed for phones or tablets can be optimized for Chromebooks. All Chromebooks that have launched in or after 2019 support Android Apps, unless specified elsewhere. The Chromebooks that were launched before 2019 that are able to install Android apps are listed here.
Types of Applications You Can Write With Android API for Chrome OS
The Android API supports the ability to create applications that run on Android and Chrome OS. Below is a list of the types of applications that are in use:
- Graphics and rendering applications targeted for creative users
- Signature capture applications for the business community
- CAD-type applications that perform drawing measurement functions
- Collaborative apps with coworkers online or offline across the world
Android API Supported Tablets
Android API is supported by all Wacom tablets that generate ink and touch data. These include the following tablet families:
- Pen and/or Touch Computers
- Pen and/or Touch Display tablets
- Pen and/or tablets
Android API Supported Platforms
Android API Sample Code
A set of demo applications can be found on the Android API Samples page: Sample Code
Overview – Information on the Android API
Basics – Details on tablet specific Android API
Reference – Links to the complete Android API packages and classes
FAQs – Useful Android programming tips
Sample Code – Full Android API demo sample