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Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

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Published on 03 February 2013 10:18 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE
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A port of the Wine software to Google's Android platform is being worked on.

Following the FOSDEM talk today in Brussels about Wine on ARM (notes on the Wine ARM talk will come in a later Phoronix article today or tomorrow), there was a brief showing of Wine on Android.

Alexandre Julliard, the original developer behind the Wine software project to run native Windows applications on Linux and other non-Microsoft platforms, did the very brief showing of Wine on Android. Julliard continues to be employed by CodeWeavers to work on Wine, due to their vested interest in its success due to their Wine-based CrossOver commercial software for Linux and Apple OS X.

After working through some initial issues in his demo, Julliard quietly showed off Wine running on Android. However, the performance was horrendously slow. The performance problems though were attributed to running the Android environment emulated rather than showing off the Wine implementation from a bare metal device.

Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

The Wine Android demo begins...

Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

Alexandre Julliard uses an Apple MacBook for development of his software that runs on Linux to run Windows software... Android was emulated for his demo.

Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

There were some initial hiccups. This Wine port for Android is an active work-in-progress and hasn't received much attention yet.

Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

A Windows application running on Android. While Wine is coming to ARM and there's quite a lot of interest there, CodeWeavers is quite interested and hopeful for the success of Intel x86 Atom CPUs for tablets. If Android gains traction on x86-based tablets and other mobile devices, CodeWeavers has a lot of commercial opportunities for pushing the running of Windows software on Android. Of course, there's ARM devices too, the Wine ARM update will be shared in another Phoronix article.

Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

Wine with a Windows application running in an emulated Android environment.

Stay tuned for additional details from the Wine development talks being held during FOSDEM 2013.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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