The Internet has been buzzing after an interesting discovery was made. At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit 2017, the Snapdragon-powered NovaGo was unveiled by Asus and viewers managed to spot something interesting.
Asus NovaGo was presented as the future of laptops, a device that is similar to 2-in-1 foldable notebooks, and the ‘Always Connected’ Gigabit Windows laptop that comes with a Snapdragon 835 chipset and Snapdragon X16 LTE modem. The laptop should be able to reach 1 Gbps speeds, seven times faster than the ones that we have.
At the product unveiling there was also a short video that was supposed to present some important points. While the video focused on the NovaGo phone, there was something else that caught our eye. At one point we were able to see a line of apps, such as Netflix, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter and Line. However, looking closely, people noticed that the Google Play Store icon appeared as well.
This obviously leads to an interesting question. Will Android apps become available on Windows 10?
Soon after the images began circulating on the internet, Microsoft’s GM of Windows Server, Erin Chapple was asked whether we should expect Google Play Store on Windows. His answer was Windows does not support Android apps. We’re not focused on that today.” If we were to analyse his answer we can notice that he does not mention the future, but only the present moment.
Another Microsoft spokesperson was not able to answer this question either and the only answer we received was “we’re always working with various partners.”
So far, Microsoft did not confirm working on support for Android, but those answers certainly do not rule out that possibility in the future. Qualcomm, Asus and HP have also been contacted but there are no answers so far.