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Android apps are finally coming to Windows Phone, according to MechDome, a company that aims for cross-platform Android Runtime. MechDome has a solution to bring Android apps to iPhone, and it appears that the company is also working on a tool that would convert Android apps into Windows 10 UWP format.

If Android apps on Windows Phone is still part of your dream that’s yet to come true, we have got a good news for you. MechDome, the company behind this project has announced that Windows Phones will be also able to run converted UWP apps.

MechDome explains that any Android app would run on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices without making changes to the app source code, and Microsoft is not involved in any way. The third-party company MechDome on Twitter teased the project and confirmed that the magic could finally happen.

“Android apps are coming to Windows. You will be able to convert Android apps to run natively on Windows. Android apps will automatically use Windows Notifications and open the Edge browser when running on Windows 10,” the company said. In a follow-up tweet, MechDome says that the converted APKs should run on all Windows 10-powered phones, PCs and tablets.

The company hasn’t detailed as to how the tool will convert Android apps to run on Windows 10 device, a video, however, shows the converted apps in action and gives us a closer look at how the software could work.

“The goal is to generate UWP apps, and they should run on all Windows platforms. It’s currently under development. We will send out updates regularly with our progress,” the company tweeted.

Microsoft itself planned to bring Android apps to Windows Phone, but the plans have changed, and the company’s mobile platform is no longer it’s priority. It’s worth noting that when Microsoft added Android app support to Windows 10 Mobile, the Windows Phones slowed down over time.

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