It is rumored that Microsoft is working on Android app support for Surface “Centaurus”, Microsoft’s upcoming dual-screen tablet 2-in-1 that runs a new flavor of Windows Core OS known as “Windows Lite.” This new version of Windows is designed to kickstart Windows into a new era, featuring a brand-new lightweight user experience, fast and fluid animations, and with some legacy components removed.
Will Android apps even make a difference?
Can Android apps make a difference when it comes to app support on a device like Centaurus? The ability to run Android apps on Windows is not a new idea and is something you can do today on Windows 10 via tools like Bluestacks, but it’s a niche thing that people do on Windows. I’ve never seen your average user say they depend on Android app support on their PC, however. Most people using a Windows PC are simply using a web browser to get all their activities done.
And if they’re not using a web browser, they’re likely using a program that’s already in the Microsoft Store, like Spotify or Office. The introduction of Android app support could fill the gaps where necessary, but on a device like Centaurus, I’m not sure if supporting Android apps is…