Windows 11 could natively incorporate one of the most anticipated functions for years
Microsoft could be working on a native emulator to run Android apps on hypothetical Windows 11.
The next generation of Windows is coming, be it Windows Sun Valley or Windows 11, and we will know that next June 24 is an event that could revolutionize the operating system of our computers, and one of those characteristics that seemed unthinkable a few years ago, the arrival of Android applications to Windows, could be falling.
As reported from mspoweruser the Redmond people might be working on a native Android emulator for Windows. This has been seen in a changelog for the latest version of the Windows subsystem for Linux, under a developer, where two specific mentions to Android are collected. One of them is “fix Android emulator window cannot be moved when there is no frame“And the other mentions”fix android emulator window not moving and crashing when minimizing”.
And is that the Windows to Linux subsystem, designed for developers, this is not the first time that it has unveiled some kind of brand new operating system feature.
Speculating, the Redmond could be using emulation on the Windows subsystem for Linux as one more base to bring native Android applications to Windows and Microsoft Store. At the end of last year, various reports indicated that Microsoft was working with developers to run Android applications on Windows under Project Latte.
With Project Latte Microsoft will allow developers to package Android applications as MSIX files and distribute them through the Microsoft Store. Then these would run in the Android emulator.
The question in this regard is that most Android applications depend on Google Play Services, with what this type of applications would work in a limited way in Microsoft’s supposed new operating system.
However, the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, already pointed out at the Build 2021 developer conference that “We will soon share one of the most important Windows updates of the last decade to unlock greater financial opportunities for developers and creators.”. That message welcomed “all creators looking for the most innovative, new and open platform to create, distribute and monetize applications”.
Until now, different Android applications can be emulated in Windows 10 thanks to applications such as Your Phone, although it is limited to certain Samsung terminals.