Microsoft I could be thinking of big plans for Windows 10 next year. There were already rumors that in 2021 we will see the biggest redesign of the platform in years, and we will also meet the aforementioned Windows 10X, which is the operating system created for dual-screen devices.
However, those would not be all surprises, as the people of Redmond could be analyzing the possibility of allowing users to install Android applications on Windows 10, which could be a move to compete against Apple and its new M1 processor that just takes ARM architecture and allows you to run iOS and iPadOS applications directly on a Mac.
The information comes directly from Windows Central, which ensures that the Windows 10 roadmap is almost finished, so it is not yet certain that it will happen, but at least Microsoft is analyzing the possibility of this becoming a reality.
How would Android apps be installed on Windows?
There are not many details about it, but if we consider that there are already several Windows 10 computers that carry ARM-based Qualcomm processors, and that they are precisely the same that we see in Android phones, then there could simply be a compatibility with these applications such as already happens with ChromeOS.
Another likely aspect would be through an emulator, a situation that we already see with some available on the market, although here we would talk about an official tool and with support from Microsoft and the developers involved in Android applications.
Android has become a key operating system for Microsoft’s expansion, because after having to abandon Windows Phone, the Redmond company has bet heavily on iOS and Android to launch services and applications under the mandate of Satya Nadella, however, The limitations that Apple imposes on other companies to squeeze iOS have made Microsoft see in Android the opportunity to make this OS something much more in its style.
A case of the above is its launcher on Android, or the application of Your Phone, with which there is a link between the PC and the smartphone to answer calls, SMS, share photos and run Android applications, although at the moment this is through mirroring technology from the phone.
We will have to wait and see what happens in the coming weeks with this issue.