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Microsoft is bringing Android App support to Windows 10: Report

Microsoft is working on a plan to bring Android apps to Windows 10 adding support for millions of other apps on its platform. 


The so-called Project Latte, aims to bring Android app support to Windows 10 without much coding or efforts needed by developers to finally port the app to Windows. Sources within Microsoft have told Windows Central (who was first to spot the development), that it could be rolled out as early as next year. 


The same functionality of using android apps with Windows is available in the ‘Your Phone’ app by Microsoft that allows users to mirror Android Apps to the PC but the functionality is only limited to a few Samsung devices. 


Project Latte will allow app developers to bring over apps that don’t already have a Windows version available. The project will most probably won’t support Google Play Services as Google doesn’t allow Play Services to be installed on any devices running a software other than ChromeOS or Android.


This means that the developers will have to remove the dependencies on Play Services within their apps before the app can be made compatible and published for Windows 10.


Microsoft Windows is already the most widely accepted PC software and along with Android app support (which is the most accepted software in smartphone industry), Microsoft will be making a huge leap in terms of number of applications available for its OS. 


This move will not only have wider app support for Windows, but will also attract customers who are using Apple because of its tightly integrated eco-system. And Microsoft would want to make this move at a time when Apple has already announced that with its latest BigSur software for Macs, it is allowing all iPhone and iPad apps to run on Macs.

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Adobe Flash Player coming to an end: Current State of browsers

Adobe Flash Player is a term all of us have actually experienced someplace in our time while utilizing web internet browsers.

Flash Player has actually been dispersed among the internet browsers as a plug-in which supports 3D renders, animations, vector graphics, ingrained audio, etc on which all the web-based video games have actually relied. The plug-in has actually been dispersed with no charge and likewise came pre-installed with the earlier variations of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and so on

It had a big userbase in its time since all the animations, graphics that were embedded in a websites utilized Adobe Flash Player.

Back in July 2017, Adobe revealed that completion of Flash Player would begin 31st December 2020 since of the criticism the service dealt with associated to its high power intake on mobile phones, absence of assistance on Android and iOS, personal privacy vulnerabilities, and likewise the schedule of much better alternatives like HTML5, WebGL, and so on. Making use of the Adobe Flash Player was likewise reducing. Surprisingly, in 2014, the Adobe Flash Player was being utilized by more than 90% of all the linked desktop users.

So where do all the web browsers stand when it pertains to supporting adobe flash gamer in 2020. Let’s take a look. Back in 2017, Adobe’s collaborated statement with Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla and Facebook specified the assistance for Flash Player would be come by completion of 2020.

For Chrome, Google disabled the Adobe Flash Player by default beginning with Chrome 76 launched back in July 2019. The websites that required the flash gamer to work would reveal the missing out on puzzle piece and state ‘Adobe Flash Player is obstructed’. Users can still make it possible for the flash gamer by going into Settings->> Advanced->> Site Settings->> Flash> -> Ask. This choice will likewise be eliminated after December 2020.

As for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, Microsoft just recently revealed in a post that it would eliminate Flash Player from all of its internet browsers by the end of 2020. The elimination will accompany Edge v88 and a Windows Update specifying ‘Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player’ will likewise be launched around the exact same time. The flash gamer will be eliminated completely by January 2021.

Adobe has actually likewise revealed that the assistance for Flash Player like security spots will continue even after 2020 for particular company applications that depend on it. And to help such clients, Microsoft Edge will enable Adobe Flash Player to pack as a plug-in by means of the Internet Explorer mode.

Coming to Firefox, the web browser likewise lost the choice for ‘Always Active’ for the Flash Player in 2015. The only default setting readily available for users was ‘Ask First’ and ‘Never Allow’ when the user was triggered for making use of the flash gamer.

Talking about Safari, Apple dropped the assistance for Flash Player back in 2010 just and has actually never ever cared much about it. You can download the flash gamer plug-in for Safari however the web browser will treat it as ‘OFF’ by default and will constantly ask you to utilize it when triggered.


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Microsoft cut off this game maker’s revenue stream, so he built his own replacement

Sam Kaufmann has actually been establishing Windows video games for a years, so when Microsoft stated it was cutting advertisement assistance for apps, he needed to rely on his own advertisement network.

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