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Windows 10 Update to Include Android App Support: Report

Windows could get Android apps on the Microsoft Store next year, a fresh report suggests. If true, this could be a big change that Microsoft would introduce to fill the app-gap between PCs and phones.

This comes soon after the Apple M1 laptop event, in which the iPhone-maker said that iOS apps will run on its new laptops.

The report claims that Microsoft is looking to introduce new big features with Windows 10 fall update next year, including a refreshed modern UI.

The report also touches upon Windows 10X and a possible new app streaming service that Microsoft may be working on.

Windows Central cites sources in a report saying that Windows 10 will see a huge update in 2021 bringing a refreshed UI that is ‘modern and consistent’.

One of the key changes also includes bringing Android apps to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. The report claims that support for Android apps may show up in the 2021 timeframe and details regarding this are few at the moment.

In any event, this will put Windows 10-running PCs in direct competition with Chromebooks that are able to run Android apps and Linux packages simultaneously.

Furthermore, the report says that Microsoft looks to ship x86 64-bit app emulation for Windows 10 on ARM. This will allow devices like the Surface Pro X to run most legacy Windows apps. Preview version of this feature should roll out soon, and it will be shipped in 2021.

Next year, Microsoft is planning for two Windows 10 feature update, and the spring update is likely to be smaller, essentially laying the groundwork for the big fall update.

The second release is expected to bring big changes.


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