CrossOver latest APK 17.0.0 beta4 (17) was released in August 2016. This app lets you run Windows software on Android tablets and Intel-based Chromebooks. WINE API translation tech is used in this app. It is as sophisticated as Direct X9 and Quicken. This app was proven working incredible for running Window apps on Android devices. Android 5 is one of the minimum specs required. At first it was released, it was a concept with attractive potential. Now, it has evolved from an interesting app to a more developed tech. Overall, this app brings the ease, interoperability, and convenience to Android OS users.
CrossOver File Information
Last updated: October 11, 2017
Developer: CodeWeavers, Inc
Version: 17.0.0 beta4 (17)
Requirement: Android 5.0 and up
File size: 90.7 MB
Uploaded: October 11, 2017 at 10:40AM GMT+07
CrossOver app review
For years, the developer of CrossOver software has been selling the software that allows you running some genuine Windows programs on Mac and Linux computers. Now, the company has released the app for Android. It is possible to run Windows software on Android tablets or phones, as well as Chromebooks.
This app only works on the devices with Intel processors which overrides the majority of Android tablets and phones. But there are a variety of devices with Celeron chips or Intel Atom that should be able to run this software. The devices include Acer Chromebook R11, the first Chromebook with an Intel processor. The developer says some supported software includes Quicken, Microsoft Office, and the games that use DirectX.
There are many Windows programs that don’t work with this app, even on Linux and Mac computers. The amount of unsupported software is larger for this app. On the other hand, the programs that run might not run well due to the disk space, amount of RAM, and CPU power on most Chrome or Android devices. You will have to sign up to join beta program to test the tech preview of this app. In conclusion, here are some of the pros and cons of this app.
- It uses WINE API translation tech.
- It allows users run Windows software on Android tablets and Intel-based Chromebooks.
- This app will run a limited number of Windows applications.
- You will have to confirm that the Android tablet or Intel based Chromebook are owned to run the app.
- The programs that run with this app might not run well due to the disk space, amount of RAM, and CPU power on most Android devices.
How to Use
For information, there is no any trickery involved when you install and use this app. It includes some settings for window management and display resolution. CrossOver for Android opens up a Windows-like environment with a desktop for app icons and start menu in the bottom-left corner. A file explorer, notepad, and command prompt are along with a Control Panel. The control panel is used for configuring game controllers, removing programs, and adjusting internet settings. The root Android file system appears as a drive in this app. It allows the users to transfer data back without any trouble. For example, you can easily open pictures in Photoshop from the Android downloads folder.
- Beta 4 version