Adobe's Creative Cloud Android Apps Coming to Chromebooks

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Now that we know that every upcoming Chromebook will run Android apps, Adobe today announced that it will release six free apps from its Android Creative Cloud for Chromebooks.

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Those apps are Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Comp CC, Lightroom mobile, Illustrator Draw and Creative Cloud Mobile. It's not the same as using a full desktop app (they are meant for Android, after all), but they're far more powerful than what had previously been available on Chromebooks.

You don't need to wait for a new Chromebook, though. Android apps are already available on the Asus Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R 11 and Google Chromebook Pixel.

This will likely be a lot easier than using third-party software to install Windows apps on Chromebooks or trying to stream a full version of Photoshop through Adobe's education initiative. But if you want a full version of Photoshop, that's still the way to go.

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