Android devices could soon run Windows-based software thanks to a company called CodeWeaver, which has built CrossOver for Android, to be released before the end of 2015.
So far, users have been able to run Android apps on Windows using Wine. However, the reverse has not been true until now.
CodeWeavers is a company that has built code for a range of different operating systems. For example, it has created a commercial compatibility layer for users to run Windows apps on both Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. Under the systems is Wine, which is an open-source project that is funded by CodeWeavers.
It's important to note, however, that CrossOver will only work on Android x86, or Android devices that are powered by an Intel or AMD processor. Typical Android devices, which have ARM processors, will not be able to take advantage of the software. The reason for this is that Windows binaries are typically x86 or x64.
Of course, it's also important to note that many Windows apps won't work with a touchscreen and instead require a keyboard and mouse.