Re-promotion of unification? Microsoft is exposed to develop Win10 system that runs Android App natively, see you next year at the earliest

Microsoft is working on a project code-named ‘Latte’ according to reports. If all goes well, Android applications are supposed to be added to Win10 by developers without modifying the code or changing a limited amount of code.

15:12 GMT, Saturday, November 28, 2020

Foreign Windows Central media recently announced that Microsoft is creating a technology that natively supports Android applications, according to reports, which is supposed to allow developers to package Android apps into MSIX and send them to the Microsoft Store, meaning there is no need to update the code (or change a small amount of code). You will deploy the Android app on your Windows 10 device. The source also reported that the prototype will be published as early as next year and is named “Latte (literally: Latte)”.

Previously, with a project called Astoria, Microsoft had hoped to add the Android app to Windows 10, but the project ended without a problem. The “Latte” project has common implementation aims and WSL, a Windows-oriented Linux subsystem, will support it. But Microsoft has to have an Android subsystem that can run Android applications in order to actually function.

Microsoft has recently announced that WSL would soon be supported by Interface Linux applications and that the GPU would also be accelerated to boost the performance of WSL-based applications.

It is doubtful that the “Latte” project will provide Play Services support, since Google does not allow Play Services to be enabled on any platform other than native Android devices and Chrome OS. This ensures that to conform to the Windows 10 framework, applications that rely on the Play Services API need to be modified to eliminate these dependencies.

Users will now use Windows 10’s built-in “Your Phone” software to run Android applications on a PC. This functionality, however is restricted to some Samsung products, and it is not yet stable and consistent. If it is possible to install and run the Android software locally on the Desktop, consumers can use applications that do not have a Windows update on the PC without the mobile device being affected.

The project product “Latte” is reported to be officially unveiled next year and could be released in the fall of 2021 on Windows 10. But one thing to note: many Android applications are specifically built for cell phones, so on screens wider than mobile phones, the result might not be optimal.

In the past few years, Microsoft has made it clear that it no longer only focuses on native Windows applications while creating apps on the platform, but supports the inclusion of more formats for app creation, such as PWA, UWP, Win32, Linux (via WSL), etc. Today, it will also integrate the Android platform.

The cell phone’s APP cannot be seen on the device. This is an embarrassment in everyday life and work that many people experience. Many developers would offer preference to mobile development in the mobile-first development environment which allows the desktop operating system to slip into an uncomfortable position. Opening up the whole environment has thus, been the secret to the operating system’s existence.

The announcement of Apple’s M1 chip triggered an immense ecological shift some time ago. Since M1 uses the same Arm architecture as Apple’s A series, applications previously created for iOS and iPadOS can be run by Mac products equipped with the M1 chip. This suggests that macOS in the device environment has become the most abundant desktop operating system. This transition is of significant significance in the age of the mobile Internet, and the Wintel partnership established between Windows and Intel has also raised tremendous challenges.

Via Intel’s Moore’s Law and the updating of the Microsoft Windows system, this partnership has monopolized the desktop for a long time. In the two core technological fields of hardware and device, a vast number of hardware and software suppliers have been closely bound, creating the world’s largest ecosystem. Apple and Google came from behind, however with the demise of the personal computer industry and the emergence of handheld terminals such as laptops and mobile phones, and cracks eventually emerged in the Wintel partnership.

In recent years, Microsoft has also started promoting the Arm architecture to establish a foothold in the mobile-first Internet age. Windows on ARM, compiled specifically for ARM architecture processors, was laid out very early, but development was very slow.

If all goes well with the “Latte” project plan and the launch of Android applications in terms of software support, Windows 10 will become an almost “universal” operating system.