If Android apps and games come to Windows, which ones would you use on your PC?

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With the news that Android apps might come to Windows in some form in the relatively near future, we started chatting about which Android apps people would want to use on their PCs. While we have a few apps in mind, we can be in a bubble when it comes to our usage. There might be apps or games that we don't use or play that people are dying to use on Windows. So, we want to know which Android apps and games you'd like to use on Windows.

Desktops and the browser


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Windows 10 has always been attached to discussions of an app gap, but for many desktop users, their needs are met on PCs. With more services and workflows moving to browsers, the value of dedicated apps has diminished some over time, at least on desktops.

That being said, with scaling tech like Samsung DeX being on some of the most popular Android phones, there are some Android apps that are optimized for larger screens in a desktop setting.

Tablets and touch-friendly apps

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While desktop users may be happy with Windows 10, the same can't be said for many tablet users. You can pick up Windows 10 tablets with excellent hardware, such as the Surface Pro 7, but software and apps lag behind. Many Windows apps aren't optimized for touch and tablet interfaces.

Android apps coming to Windows could fill the gaps and help create a better tablet experience on Windows 10.

Games on the go

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One area that could benefit greatly from Android apps is casual gaming. While Windows 10 has Steam, Epic, and other major gaming stores, mobile and casual games are almost nonexistent on Windows. The Microsoft Store is full of Among US knockoffs and lookalikes, and there are similar situations surrounding other popular titles.

If Android apps come to Windows in a way that's easy to use, casual and mobile gamers could see the biggest boost. Tablets like the Surface Go 2 or Surface Pro X could be used to jump on the latest gaming craze.

Android tablets are currently some of the best devices for Xbox Game Pass Cloud Streaming, and they could become even better gaming devices with support for Android apps.

Over to you

What Android games and apps would you use on your PC? Do you think they'll make an impact on the Windows ecosystem if they come to Windows 10? Let us know in the comments below and share the apps and games that you'd love to use on your PC.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.