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Google isn’t talking about Android gaming on Chrome OS, but it’s going to be huge

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The addition of Android apps for Chrome OS will help, and the sleeper hit may be gaming.

At a session during I/O, Google execs confirmed you d be able to run any Android app you liked on Chrome OS — at least someday.

It s a hurdle Google will overcome, no doubt; it has become increasingly dedicated to Chrome OS in the past few years.

A recent study showed that 90 percent of Android app revenue went to games.

You re limited to the Web, and the days of Web-based games being good they were never great have come and gone.

Here s how Steve Hoffman of RocketOn put it to GigaOm back in 2009:

Google will also face stiff competition in this area from a variety of Linux and Windows netbooks, which will work just fine with Firefox or IE…Maybe, if Google sticks it out, it can gradually gain a dedicated following around Chrome OS in combination with Google s apps and services, and some of those users may take advantage of gaming on this new platform, but this is way off in the future.

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