Microsoft has launched a new project that wants Android apps to run on Windows 10 platform built-in. Let's see if Project Latte can achieve its goal.
Microsoft is working on a software solution that would
allow app developers to bring their Android apps to Windows 10
Microsoft has launched a new project that wants Android apps to run on
Windows 10 platform built-in. Let's see if Project Latte can achieve its
Microsoft, which started a work with the name of Project Astoria to port Android applications to the Windows 10 platform in the past years, unfortunately could not come to an end. It is stated that the company, which has developed a mirroring solution through the Your Phone application, has reintroduced the built-in Android applications.
What is Project Latte?
The work starting with the code name Project Latte ; It aims to run Android apps directly by downloading them from the Microsoft store. Project; It will be based on Windows Subsystem for Linux, the WSL tool, which will allow the Linux kernel to run fluently and with support for graphics acceleration on the Windows 10 platform.
The availability of Android apps in mirroring style from your phone app is currently being tested in the Insider program and is limited to Samsung phones. Built-in applications will create a new ecosystem.
At this point, Microsoft will have a hard time because Google Play Services should only work on Android and Chrome OS devices. Otherwise, Google doesn't allow alternative operating systems. In this regard, Microsoft needs to set up an Android subsystem for applications to work.
So there should be a solution similar to Huawei Mobile Services . Once the applications are integrated into this subsystem, they can be uploaded to the store. It is stated that this stage will determine the future of the project. Microsoft's expectation is to implement the project in the autumn of 2021.
The moves of Microsoft, which did not allow open source systems in the past years, especially under the management of Satya Nadella, made it go in a different direction. With built-in Linux kernel support and built-in Android apps, Windows 10 could become a much more universal operating system.