Windows 10 could be compatible with Android apps in 2021

Windows 10 and Android

For some time now, Linux users have available anbox, a software that allows us to install and run Android applications. It is the same thing that developers are adding to Linux-based phones and tablets to be able to install Android apps and expand the range of possibilities. If it were all simpler and cleaner, I would probably be using it on one of my laptops with Linux, but what is certain is that I will use it on the one I have with Windows 10 if confirmed the latest rumors.

And it is that Windows 10 is not only already compatible with Linux, but in the future it could become so with Android apps. In fact, using them would be as simple as going to the Microsoft Store and installing them, as we can already do with some (native to Windows) such as the mobile version of VLC or Windows Terminal. According to rumors, this novelty would arrive in 2021, although there is nothing confirmed. What does seem certain is that the company that Satya Nadella runs is experimenting with it.

Windows 10: a lot of software, but ...

On paper, owners or licenses apart, Windows 10 is the definitive operating system. With it we can install practically all the existing software, as well as all the desktop games in the world. To the above has been added WSL, which allows us to run Linux apps, soon with an interface, and probably in 2021 we can use Android apps that we would download from the official Microsoft store, but Windows will always be Windows.

For the latter, mainly, I left it as the default operating system about 14 years ago. Performance is the worst. In fact, right now I am writing this article with a laptop with an i3 processor and 4GB of RAM with Manjaro xfce-usb, and the computer works perfectly. However, when I want to do something in Windows, I despair; the same computer crawls. This will not improve much if it is compatible with Android apps, but personally I would not be angry if Linux did something similar to improve and simplify anbox.

In any case, it is a rumor that has yet to be confirmed. And for the "hater" on duty who will say that this is a blog about Linux, remind him that we have a section where this news fits perfectly. That and what Android is based on Linux.


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