How to install Windows applications on Android

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Installing Windows applications on Android is a breeze. But doing it without the help of an application is practically impossible. To do this job you have to ask for help from an application, the application is called Wine. With the help of this application you can install Windows applications on Android without a computer.

Android was a revolution in computing similar to what Windows was in its day. In fact, Google’s operating system surpassed that of Microsoft as the most used in home environments a few years ago. Despite this, computers are still in the territory of Redmond and many times it is still not possible to use Windows applications without a PC.

Wine allows you to install Windows applications on Android

Although it is normal to use Android applications on Android devices and those of Windows on Windows, we know that there are programs that allow you to install Android apps on Windows. What many do not know is that it is also possible to do the reverse, i.e. install Windows applications on Android.

Wine is an open source project that allows you to run Windows applications on other operating systems, such as MacOS or Linux. Wine has been compatible with Android for more than a year and we can run Windows applications on Android phones. It has now been updated to version 5, improving some of its features.

To use it we must download the APK in the good version for our device (usually ARM) and install it on our mobile phone. It is not an emulator nor does it allow us to install Windows on our Android, but we can install some apps.

It is a process that is recommended to be performed with a mouse or keyboard connected to our smartphone and it is also advisable to use an external monitor. In fact, version 5 of Wine even allows the use of multiple simultaneous external monitors, even if it’s not something for Android.

In addition to this change, more than 7000 changes have been added, including the implementation of XAudio2 or support for Vulkan 1.1 graphics. If you are interested in this topic, we recommend you visit the project page, which has a fairly complete section of questions and answers.


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