Would it be that big of a leap to include the Android Runtime(ART) and libraries on top of the Linux kernel coming with WSL 2? RRS feed

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  • I say this as a C# developer, but Windows on ARM falls very short in terms of having an app ecosystem. I know Project Astoria(Android bridge) was discontinued a while ago; but now with the Linux kernel coming with Windows, then with some work, I would think that ART and Android libraries could be placed on top of that to run Android apps 'natively'. Not sure the real reason Astoria was canned, but since it tried to emulate Android on RT, I'd wager that performance and compatibility were not the best. With a full Linux kernel, it should be much smoother and easier to implement. 

    Monday, May 13, 2019 5:21 AM

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  • Hi,

    This seems to be an advice about the Windows on ARM. Thank you for bringing your suggestion here. But I'm sorry to say that currently it is out of the scope of UWP forum. I'd recommend you to post your suggestion in the Feedback hub. You could find it in the Start Menu. It's welcome to contact Microsoft in FeedBack Hub.

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    Monday, May 13, 2019 8:26 AM