Support for Android Apps in Windows 10 to Appear This Year

Full Support For Android Apps In Windows 10 May Appear This Year

Microsoft has long been postponing the implementation of full support for Android apps in its Windows 10 operating system. As part of this project, the “My Phone” application has the capacity to broadcast mobile applications to the computer screen. But this feature is only available on some Samsung smartphones, and Microsoft is still working to include full support for Android apps in Windows 10. It may happen as early as this year.

This is being carried out within the framework of the overall Latte Project. Microsoft is expected to offer developers with the ability to convert their mobile apps and games in MSIX format packages and include built – in support for the Android subsystem. At the core of this is the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Therefore, support for Android applications will be available for products published in the Windows Store. This will also help introduce the app store experience on Windows 10 ARM and Windows 10X.

First insider reports that Microsoft is working on the provision of full support for Android applications in Windows 10, only appeared last year. Nevertheless, corporation official representatives have not yet made any public statements on this matter. Despite this, the source states that work is underway and full support for Android in Windows 10 may be finalized in the second half of this year.

Once it is finalized, users will be able to manage Android applications on their computers with Windows 10, with a few possible restrictions. Apps like Gmail, Google Photos, and Play Store that are deeply integrated in Google Play services, won’t work on Windows 10.

The New Windows 10 Popularity Poll

Let’s take a look at the statistical agency AdDuplex results of a monthly survey of the prevalence of different versions of the Windows 10 operating system.

As of the February results, the most recent Windows 10 update gained 13.6% share. Yet, it still did not overtake Windows 10 1909 fall 2019 update from 26.8% and break into second place.

The first place is still taken by the May update of last year Windows 10 2004 with a result of 41.8%. And if the share of Windows 10 1909 decreased slightly over the month from 31.2% in January, then Windows 10 2004 and Windows 10 20H2 grew by 2 and 3.2 percentage points.

On the fourth, fifth and sixth place are the versions 1903 with 5.8%, 1803 with 1.7% and 1809 with 1.4%. None of them is supported by Microsoft anymore.

The Windows 10 Version 2004 For Everyone

Microsoft has launched what could be the biggest update of its operating system last year – the May update of Windows 10 (Version 2004).

And only now, more that a year after the release, Microsoft has publically announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 update is finally ready for “Widespread Use”.

In general, this means that Windows 10 version 2004 does not have serious issues for most arrangements and is ready to be used on all computers.

Microsoft did not at first provide the Windows 10 May 2020 update for all PCs. This version simply included a long list of recognized issues, and the company stopped distribution to systems with certain standards. Despite all the restrictions, users have reported blue screens of death for a variety of causes.

Work on the liquidation of numerous critical errors was carried out for many seasons and only in January 2021, all limitations and installation bans were lifted.

The “Widespread Use” news also means that users can now independently install the Windows 10 May 2020 update to an earlier version of Windows 10, even if the PC shows certain interoperability issues.

At the same time, Microsoft is preparing to release the next important update – Windows 10 21H1. The launch is scheduled for May or June this year.


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