It is difficult to run Android apps on the desktop. People use third-party software for this, but Microsoft is now testing a new feature which makes this a reality.
Microsoft has released an update as a test. These updates can prove to be a massive new feature for users. In fact, Microsoft wants to support Android apps in their Windows 10 operating system. For the last week, the company has introduced the ‘Phone Screen’ feature for Windows Insiders.
For the Phone Screen feature, users must have the latest version of Windows 10 and phone app. Actually, the phone’s screen is mirrored in DirectX 10 so that the app can run on the computer. In this feature, you can find many Android apps, and once you choose it will run on the computer.
Your phone, i.e., remote applications, will be mirrored in your PC as Android applications. It is currently being tested and many computers are not capable enough to handle this. Surface Go will be the first device that will support this beta test.
This feature of Microsoft will support select smartphones only. During the test, these features will feature screen mirroring in Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9 and S9 Plus. However, the scope of phone and support will be increased over time. This screen mirroring is just like the third party software Bluestack. Through the BlueStack platform, Android apps were also supported in Windows computers, and at one time it was quite popular. Nowadays, plenty of alternative software to Bluestacks are available such as Nox player, MEMU Play, Andyroid, etc.
The company has not made it clear how soon this feature will be available for common users to experience. This feature is being teased by various tech blogs for a long time now. There has finally been a beta out for this feature and we are hopeful that this feature will be released with the Windows 10th April Update.