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ChromeOS to Natively Support Windows Apps via Cameyo Integration

With Cameyo's virtualization technology, Google aspires to offer a more versatile and robust ChromeOS platform.

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Software as a Service (SaaS) has announced the acquisition of Cameyo, a firm that provides virtual application delivery solutions, aiming to integrate Windows app functionality into ChromeOS, thereby broadening its business appeal.

Google previously partnered with Cameyo to provide a virtual application experience for legacy Windows desktop applications on Chromebooks. The collaboration included features such as local file system integration, progressive web apps, and enhanced clipboard support. By acquiring Cameyo, Google aims to deepen the integration of these virtualized applications, improving user experience and simplifying IT management.

Integrating Virtualization Technology

Cameyo's Virtual App Delivery (VAD) platform allows Windows applications to be used on without a full Windows environment. This technology enables the applications to appear and operate natively within ChromeOS, running seamlessly alongside Chrome and other web-based software. The platform also supports application delivery from various sources, including Windows, Linux, and software-as-a-service, through the cloud to any device.
 

For IT administrators, Cameyo's platform simplifies app deployment and management. It facilitates the delivery of cloud desktops to either self-hosted environments or fully managed infrastructures, ensuring app synchronization across an organization and enhancing security. The acquisition is anticipated to improve these capabilities, making ChromeOS a more attractive option for businesses.

Focus on Education and Business Markets

Google has been targeting increased Chromebook adoption in both the and business markets. Most of Google's Chromebook growth has occurred within the US education sector, with US shipments accounting for over 80 percent of global Chromebook shipments in Q2 2023, according to Canalys. Enhanced virtualization support from Cameyo is expected to incentivize more businesses to adopt ChromeOS over Windows, taking advantage of the shift towards cloud and web-based technologies.

Cameyo's platform is used in multiple sectors, including healthcare, seafood distribution, and electronics manufacturing. Notable users include Texas-based Community Hospital Corporation, Scandinavian seafood distributor Nordward, and American electronics manufacturing services provider Samina Corp, all of whom have experienced streamlined app deployment and enhanced user experiences.

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Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.