Prefer it or not, Microsoft Home windows nonetheless has nearly all of the computing market however not having all of that market most likely nonetheless worries Redmond. Successful over Mac customers might be a misplaced trigger however customers of different platforms are honest recreation. Microsoft has already began wooing Linux customers, particularly builders, and shortly it’d give Android customers even fewer causes to select up their telephones if this rumored Challenge Latte ever finishes brewing.
Rumors of Android apps operating natively on Home windows 10 immediately popped up only a few days in the past and Home windows Central now has a bit extra details about it. Its sources declare it’s an official effort inside Microsoft codenamed Challenge Latte. As the location beforehand reported it may even debut subsequent 12 months, presuming Microsoft doesn’t ax it prefer it did Challenge Astoria.
Challenge Astoria was the corporate’s aborted try and do precisely that, bringing Android apps to Home windows by way of a porting device. This time, the implementation is perhaps primarily based on its present work on WSL2, which might be gaining the flexibility to run Linux GUI apps quickly. Android, in any case, makes use of a Linux kernel even when most of its software program structure shares little or no with conventional Linux distributions.
The technical work wanted to run Android apps on Home windows and distribute them by way of the Microsoft Retailer would possibly, nonetheless, be the simple half. These apps received’t have entry to Google Play Retailer and companies and may must be modified to work with out these. Alternatively, Microsoft may additionally present some compatibility layer primarily based on one of many open supply “gapps” replacements.
Operating Android apps on Home windows isn’t precisely new for Microsoft nevertheless it has thus far given Samsung’s Galaxy telephones preferential therapy. That capacity, nonetheless, requires collaboration with telephone producers and Challenge Latte may let it solid a wider internet to catch Android customers and app builders.