What's new

Microsoft is once again reportedly bringing Android apps to Windows

WELCOME TO THEWINDOWSFORUM COMMUNITY!

Our community has more than 50.000 registered members, and we'd love to have you as a member. Join us and take part in our unbiased discussions among people of all different backgrounds about Windows OS, Software, Hardware and more.

ThumperTM

La Patróna
Owner
Aug 18, 2010
12,583
8,935
OS
Windows 10
BR
Chrome 87.0.4280.66
windows-10-android-ios-02_story.jpg

When Microsoft first introduced Windows 10, it promised a series of "bridges" to bring apps to the Windows Store, which is now called the Microsoft Store. Project Centennial brought Win32 apps to the Store, Project Westminster was for hosted web apps, Project Islandwood let developers recompile an iOS app with minimal modifications, and Project Astoria would actually allow Android APKs to be installed and run on Windows.

Project Astoria was the only one that never actually shipped (other than in Insider Previews), and it was pronounced dead in February 2016. As it turns out, not all was lost. It evolved into the Windows Subsystem for Linux as we know it today.

According to a new report from Windows Central's Zac Bowden, Microsoft once again has a plan to bring Android apps to Windows 10. This time it's called Project Latte, and it will be based on the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Being that WSL supports GUI apps now and GPU acceleration, there's a stronger basis for getting this to work properly.

The reasons that Project Astoria was killed off are still unclear. According to Microsoft, it was just too confusing for developers to have both an iOS and an Android bridge. Unofficially, some people said it was never good enough for production, while others said it was too good, with Microsoft fearing that Astoria could cannibalize its own UWP app ambitions.

Of course, Microsoft ruined that all on its own, and native Windows apps are no longer where the firm feels it needs to be. With Your Phone, you can basically stream Android apps to your PC, going so far as to add shortcuts for them. The next step is getting them to run natively.

Limitations of Project Latte don't really sound any different than they were for Project Astoria. Developers won't need to make any major modifications, but of course, there won't be any Google Play Services support. There's just no way that Microsoft could get that up and running while companies like Huawei have failed.

As for when this will arrive, Bowden is expecting it to show up in the fall 2021 update, which is expected to be a major one. We'll see x64 emulation on ARM PCs, an overhauled UI, and more.

Source: Neowin
 

DVDR_Dog

Well-Known Member
Ultimate Donator
Donator
VIP
Nov 5, 2018
1,036
603
OS
Windows 10
BR
Chrome 86.0.4240.198
Looks like MS may be in the process of putting Satya out to pasture. Sounds great to me. We haven't seen anything exciting at all coming from MS during his leadership.
Remember when Windows was fun? Windows has its place and a huge market share. Leave it alone, enhance it and stop trying to milk every dime you can from it or worse stop trying to turn it into something that it's not.
Android (style?) apps on Windows should be really fun and challenging. Since no one will writes exclusively for Windows it's about time.
 

ThumperTM

La Patróna
Owner
Aug 18, 2010
12,583
8,935
OS
Windows 10
BR
Chrome 87.0.4280.66
Looks like MS may be in the process of putting Satya out to pasture. Sounds great to me. We haven't seen anything exciting at all coming from MS during his leadership.
Remember when Windows was fun? Windows has its place and a huge market share. Leave it alone, enhance it and stop trying to milk every dime you can from it or worse stop trying to turn it into something that it's not.
Android (style?) apps on Windows should be really fun and challenging. Since no one will writes exclusively for Windows it's about time.

I agree :D
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
theThinker202 Microsoft AI... What is really known? Windows 10 Software Chat and Support 7
Z Can't install Microsoft Office 2016 in Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7 Smartphones and other Devices Chat & Support 2
ThumperTM Microsoft, McAfee and 17 other entities unite to form Ransomware Task Force Windows News 2
A Windows 10 Microsoft Outlook issue Windows 10 Help and Support 2
ThumperTM Microsoft Says Its Systems Were Also Breached in Massive SolarWinds Hack Windows News 1
ThumperTM Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19042.662 - here's what's new Windows News 9
M Windows 10 Microsoft office 16 activation Windows 10 Help and Support 4
DVDR_Dog Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication General Security 1
A microsoft office word 2019 hyphenation problem Windows 10 Software Chat and Support 1
DVDR_Dog Microsoft Scraps Subscription Model? Windows News 0
L Help with Microsoft office 2016 Activation Windows 10 Help and Support 3
T MICROSOFT Office PRO Plus 2016 v16.0.4266.1003 RTM Windows 10 Help and Support 4
DVDR_Dog Microsoft confirms Windows 10 slow boot issue due to KB4559309 Windows 10 Help and Support 2
DVDR_Dog Microsoft Strikes Out Again (3 strikes, no balls. No runs, no hits, countless errors) Smartphones and other Devices Chat & Support 2
V Solved MICROSOFT Office PRO Plus 2016 v16.0.4266.1003 RTM Windows 10 Help and Support 29
ThumperTM Improper Microsoft Patch for Reverse RDP Attacks Leaves 3rd-Party RDP Clients Vulnerable Windows News 1
C Installation/activation of MICROSOFT Office PRO Plus 2016 v16.0.4266.1003 RTM Windows 10 Software Chat and Support 24
DVDR_Dog Microsoft Fixes Windows 10 1903 Network Issue Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation 0
DVDR_Dog Microsoft confirms installation issues in Windows 10 updates 8/19/2019 Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation 5
DVDR_Dog Microsoft Surface Windows 10 Hardware Chat and Support 1
DVDR_Dog Well Sorta It's Microsoft After All Windows News 0
DVDR_Dog Nation-Backed Hackers Targeted 10,000 Microsoft Customers General Security 1
S Microsoft office pro plus 2016 not fully installing on Windows 10. Windows 10 Help and Support 4
S Microsoft Office Pro Plus 16 patch file? Windows Apps 10
ThumperTM Microsoft Releases June 2019 Security Updates to Patch 88 Vulnerabilities Windows News 0
T MICROSOFT Office PRO Plus 2016 v16.0.4266.1003 RTM Windows 10 Help and Support 1
ThumperTM Microsoft Announces Windows Defender ATP Antivirus for Mac Windows News 0
ThumperTM Microsoft to end support for Windows 7 in 1-year from today Windows News 0
K Microsoft Office 2016 PRO Plus not activating Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 0
R Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 1
B Microsoft Office Pro 2016 Not Working Suddenly Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 4
R Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 v15.13.3 Multi [TechTools] Windows 8 and 7 Software Chat and Support 2
L Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 v15.13.3 Multi [TechTools] Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 2
D in regards to MICROSOFT Office PRO Plus 2016 v16.0.4266.1003 RTM Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 5
D MICROSOFT Office PRO - Is it possible to avoid the "Let's get started" pop up when opening word? Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 0
B MICROSOFT Office PRO Plus 2016 v16.0.4266.1003 RTM Windows 10 Software Chat and Support 56
J can proceed to installation for microsoft office 2016 Windows 10 Help and Support 1
M Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016 - Installing on MAC Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 0
M I got Microsoft office 2016 question Windows 8 and 7 Software Chat and Support 4
J regarding MICROSOFT Office PRO Plus 2016 v16.0.4266.1003 RTM Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 0
B Microsoft Windows 10 1607 Oct HELP !! Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 0
M Microsoft Office 2016 Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 5
U Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with Update2 ISO [TechTools.NET] Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 0
D Microsoft Office 2016 question Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 4
L microsoft office 2016 pro plus Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 4
W MICROSOFT Office PRO Plus 2016 v16.0.4266.1003 RTM + Activator Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 11
R Microsoft Office Pro 2016 [HELP] Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 3
T Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with Update2 ISO [TechTools.NET] Windows 8 and 7 Software Chat and Support 10
O Microsoft Windows 10 PRO (x64-x86) Sep 2015 Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 9
D Microsoft Windows 10 6in1 FULL (x64) Jan 2016 [TechTools] Problem Windows 8 and 7 Help and Support 1

Similar threads

Online statistics

Members online
2
Guests online
82
Total visitors
84
Top