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5 Steps to Running Java on a Google Chromebook

Google's value priced Chromebooks have been lauded by some as a great mobile computing tool, yet lambasted by others as an inadequate replacement for a laptop computer. There are many things to like about the Chromebook's, like their light weight and long battery life. However, a major point of contention with many users, is the lack of Java support. Currently there is no support for Java in the Chrome operating system, and there doesn't seem to be any immediate plans to add this functionality. For mobile computer users who need a device that supports Java on a very infrequent basis, here is one way to get around this issue and enjoy the great value of your Chromebook.


  1. Open the Chrome Web Store
  2. Install Cloud Internet Explorer by Ericom
  3. Confirm the Installation
  4. Launch the App
  5. Use Internet Explorer from Within the Chrome Browser

Open the Chrome Web Store

Install Cloud Internet Explorer by Ericom

Confirm the Installation

Launch the App

Use Internet Explorer from Within the Chrome Browser

7 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
mine says please wait for local session manager

Fri, January 23, 2015 @ 7:09 PM

2. Jonathan Kervin wrote:
Thanks for your comment. Which model of Chromebook do you have?

Fri, January 23, 2015 @ 7:14 PM

3. Ron Ravenhill wrote:
how safe is the cloud internet explorer app. I have seen reviews that hackers can get loging details? I like using recruiterlite which is a premium service from linkedin and my chromebook doesn't like it? did you subsribe or use the demo site for cloud explorer?

Sat, May 9, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

4. Jonathan Kervin wrote:
I just tried the demo site for cloud explorer. Looking at the features for the premium service, they seem to have taken some steps for security. Best bet would be to reach out to them directly

Sat, May 9, 2015 @ 10:07 PM

5. Vicky wrote:
I installed the cloud internet explorer, but I cannot get Java. I am using a chromebook, by Samsung.

Sat, September 3, 2016 @ 12:59 PM

6. Jonathan Kervin wrote:
Hi Vicky,
You will only be able to run Java applications on your Chromebook through the Cloud Internet Explorer app. So open the app, then visit the website with Java based content and use it through the app. This does not actually install Java on your Chromebook, it is more of a workaround.
Jonathan Kervin

Thu, September 8, 2016 @ 12:30 AM

7. Lindsey Garrison wrote:
I installed cloud internet explorer, but when trying to launch the app, it says, "connection failed: verify that the Access server is running and reachable."

Samsung Chrome book3

Sun, December 25, 2016 @ 7:04 PM

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