Running Android apps on Windows 10 generally requires an emulator, with loads of programs out there to fill this gap. Fortunately, it emerged last week that Microsoft is thinking about bringing native Android app support to Windows 10.
Windows Central reported that this initiative is dubbed Project Latte and could be coming in 2021. This would allow developers to port their Android apps to the Microsoft Store with little in the way of code updates.
That got us wondering whether Android Authority readers would like to see Android app support in Windows 10. So we asked you last week, and this is how you voted.
Do you want to see Android app support on Windows 10?
A grand total of 2,681 votes were cast in this Android Authority poll, and the overwhelming majority of respondents (94.3%) were keen for Android app support to come to Windows 10. We can see why so many users voted for Android app support, as it would instantly give Windows 10 users a ton of choice when it came to apps and games.
Only 5.7% of those surveyed didn’t want to see Android app support come to Windows 10. It seems like at least some of these users point to the possible omission of Google Play Services as a reason to skip these apps on Windows.
We’ll likely have to wait for more info to land in the coming months to figure out exactly how Microsoft could be planning to implement this feature. It wouldn’t be the first time Microsoft dabbled with Android app support on its own platform though, having tested Android app support on early Windows 10 Mobile builds.
- Kanaka Bhaswara Prabhata: sure, why not! Windows by far is flexible enough to run almost anything inside it
- Carmelo Parian: I hope they will implement this next year. This is awesome idea.
- Craig S.: Unless they’re negotiating with Google to license Play Services? This is a complete waste of time. Devs barely wanna support Amazon’s replacement API’s on Fire Tablets, especially for push notifications, let alone have to code for Microsoft’s replacement API’s. But yeah, with Mac’s now running mobile apps? The time has come for Microsoft to do the same with Windows to survive in the consumer market.
- John B.: Oh hell yeah. Forget the chromebooks with this support – just get a 2-in-1 laptop…
- oVaBilly: It can be a good thing if the Apps can interact with the OS and not be isolated.
- Painfully_Candid: I can’t think of a single thing that runs on Android that I would want that isn’t already available in some other way on Windows 10. This is a solution in search of a problem.
- Faheem Ahmad: It would be a game changer if they made it possible for all current pc and laptops
- It’s a non-starter if they have no answers to Google Play services.
- Socc13: I fail to see the point. Android apps are meager ultra focused and have a terrible interface for mouse and keyboard. That isn’t to say I don’t want them to do it, it’s fine. It’s just not something I would use.
Thanks for voting in this poll and for all your comments! What do you think of Android app support on Windows 10 or the poll results? Let us know below!