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How Microsoft Wants To Integrate Android Apps Into Windows 10


Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.
Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What? By packaging them in an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed "Latte", according to Windows Central, which specifies that the production would be for next year.
Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted.
The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will have to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications running through WSL.
The Latte project is unlikely to support Google Play services, as Google does not allow their installation on devices other than native Android devices, and Chrome OS. This means that apps that require Play Services APIs will need to be updated to remove these dependencies before they can be submitted on Windows 10.

Run Android apps on PC through app streaming

To date, users can run Android apps on their PC via app streaming, using the "Your Phone" app, built into Windows 10. But this functionality is limited to a handful of Samsung devices and n is not always reliable.
Being able to install and run Android apps locally on a PC will provide a much better experience and not depend on which phone the user has. And the Latte project will allow application developers to offer applications that do not yet have a Windows version available.
In recent years, Microsoft has made it clear that it no longer sees native Windows applications as the only way to run the software with this operating system. Microsoft now hosts many application platforms, including PWA, UWP, Win32, Linux (via WSL), and soon, therefore, Android applications.
The introduction of Android apps to the platform will make Windows 10 a near-universal operating system when it comes to app support.