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Project Latte aims to deliver a similar product, and is likely powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL.) Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Android apps to actually run, however. Of course, as Windows Central notes, Project Latte will likely be without official Google Play Services support. Access to that platform is limited to Chrome OS or Android device users. Project Latte would allow users to skip potentially frustrating software such as PROJECT OFFROAD Your Phone or BlueStacks to install and run Android apps locally on their PC.