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Microsoft Project Latte can run Android Apps without Google Play Store on Windows 10

Microsoft is reportedly working on Project Latte that can run Android App on Windows 10 machine without the need for Play Store. The Project Latte will use Windows Subsystem for Linux as a compatibility layer by allowing developers to convert Android apps into MSIX format and later submit them on the Microsoft Store.

Earlier Microsoft enabled support for a real Linux kernel to simplify Linux experience on the Windows 10 operating system. Project Latte aims to deliver a similar experience and is supposedly powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Android apps to actually run on the full potential Microsoft can add support for its own Android subsystem alongside.

Although Microsoft's Project Latte will not use for Google Play Services, as it supports Android devices and Chrome OS only. But the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) allows Microsoft to make their own version of Android scrapping Play Services APIs to function the App on Windows 10 smoothly. Apparently, Google won't allow Microsoft to use Google Maps, Gmail, Calendar, and other services on Windows 10 as it was earlier seen with Windows-powered smartphones.

If Microsoft succeeds in this project it can crown Windows 10 as Universal OS due to natively supporting apps across platforms. Project Latte is expected to launch next year, and part of the Windows 10 21H2 upgrade.