Android Devices Will Soon Be Able To Run Windows Apps

Posted: Oct 11 2015, 10:54am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 12 2015, 9:59pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 

Android Devices Will Soon Be Able To Run Windows Apps
 

Windows Apps Are Coming To Android!

Despite the fact that the Android Operating system has a really gigantic fan following and a wide range of applications on it, there are still some famous applications accessible only to Windows users by means of the Microsoft Store.

But, really soon Android users will have the option to run Windows applications on their devices because of CrossOver and Wine.

Wine is an open source Windows compatibility layer that permits Windows applications to keep running on other working frameworks.

CrossOver is a specially designed commercially available version of it made by CodeWeavers. Linux and Mac users have been profiting from these platforms for some time now to copy the Windows feel on their devices.

Since Android is additionally Linux based, it is about time that this usefulness was made available on Android too.

However, CrossOver and Wine just function on Intel's x86 and x64 chipsets which implies that a dominant part of Android devices won't be working with it.

Most of the Android devices are on ARM CPU model which makes it difficult to run x86 code.

Another issue is that regardless of the possibility that the Android device is Intel fueled, there is no guarantee that it will have the capacity to run each Windows application albeit a large portion of the must-have applications are compatible.

Another downside to look into is that numerous Windows applications are not compatible with touchscreen devices yet.

But, many of the big-name Windows developers are starting to make apps that don’t need a mouse and a keyboard to work as desired.

The main sneak peak of CrossOver for Android devices will release before the end of this year.

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