Microsoft has long been working on implementing support for Android apps in its Windows 10 operating system. As part of this activity, the “My Phone” application has the ability to broadcast mobile applications to the computer screen. However, this feature is only available on some Samsung smartphones, and Microsoft is still planning to add full support for Android apps in Windows 10. And it can happen this year.
Work in this direction is being carried out within the framework of the Latte Project. Microsoft is expected to provide developers with the ability to package their mobile apps and games in MSIX format packages and provide built – in support for the Android subsystem. At the heart of this is the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). First of all, support for Android applications will be implemented for products published in the Windows Store. This will also help improve the app store experience on Windows 10 ARM and Windows 10X.
Rumors that Microsoft is working on the implementation of support for Android applications in Windows 10, appeared in the fall of last year. However, representatives of the corporation have not yet made any official statements on this issue. Despite this, the source says that work in this direction is underway and full support for Android in Windows 10 may appear in the second half of this year.
Thanks to this, users will be able to run Android applications on their computers with Windows 10, but even here there will be no restrictions. Apps like Gmail, Google Photos, and Play Store have deep integration with Google Play services, so they won’t work on Windows 10.
The New Windows 10 Continues to Gain Popularity
The statistical agency AdDuplex has published the results of a monthly survey of the prevalence of different versions of the Windows 10 operating system.
As of the end of February, the most recent major Windows 10 update gained 13.6% share. However, it could not overtake Windows 10 1909 fall 2019 update from 26.8% and break into second place.
The first place continues to be occupied by the May update of last year Windows 10 2004 with a share of 41.8%. And if the share of Windows 10 1909 fell slightly over the month from 31.2% in January, then Windows 10 2004 and Windows 10 20H2 increased 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%. All of them are no longer supported by Microsoft.
The Windows 10 Version 2004 Update is Finally Available for Everyone
Microsoft very slowly launched the biggest update of its operating system last year – the May update of Windows 10 (Version 2004).
And only now, 8 months after the release, Microsoft has announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 update is finally ready for “Widespread Use”.
In essence, this means that Windows 10 version 2004 does not contain serious errors for most configurations and is ready to install on all computers.
Microsoft did not initially provide the Windows 10 May 2020 update for all PCs. This version finished with a long list of recognized problems, and the company blocked distribution to systems with certain parameters. Despite all the limitations, users have experienced blue screens of death for a variety of reasons.
Work on the elimination of numerous critical failures was carried out for many months and only in January 2021, all locks and installation bans were removed.
The “Widespread Use” status also means that users can now directly install the Windows 10 May 2020 update to an earlier version of Windows 10, even if the PC has compatibility issues.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is preparing to launch the next major update – Windows 10 21H1. The launch is expected in May or June.