Wine Headed to Android, Ready to Run Windows Apps on Google’s Mobile OS?

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  • 04 Feb 2013
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  • The idea of Android apps on Windows has already been experimented, but now people want more. They want Windows apps running on Android this time if possible. Alexandre Julliard, the developer behind Wine, the famous compatibility layer recently discussed an ARM-friendly version of the software he created.

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    The idea is that you’ll be able to run Windows apps on Android devices, as he demoed at the 2013 Free and Open source Software Developer’s European Meeting. The first demo of a Win app on Android was very, very slow, apparently, but Julliard blames that on the fact that Android was not running natively, but on an emulator that simulated its features.

    Wine for Android is a work in progress, so there’s no exact mention of when it’ll be launched. Wine’s original purpose was to bring Windows apps to Linux boxes, but now it supports ARM chips and Android. I can’t really see why anyone would want a Windows app on Android, since Google’s mobile OS has pretty much all the apps it needs now…

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