Originally Posted by Nutty Pumpkin
Would the windows apps have to be recompiled for ARM or does it emulate an x86 based processor?
Either way it's a proof of concept. I've actually used this type of software on my Surface RT and it is slow and I've only been able to run basic, basic apps the dev behind the app has tested and made to work with it. Great work, I just don't think it'll be as great as everyone thinks!
Unless the apps need to be recompiled for ARM then open source apps like Notepad++ could be ported! That would be brilliant.
Android is a great platform, and I think it'll do just fine without Wine. The consumers that buy most Android devices aren't looking for something to run slow and buggy windows apps... The crowd behind the N900 however is a different story.
too bad wine can't run code across the uarch. This is going to be aimed at windows arm programs, if this happens to do well windows for ARM might simply not exist nearly as well as it could have. If I were balmer I'd find ways to make sure this can't happen. However I don't think that will work as the wine devs are now very versed in making windows applications run.
Don't think this means x86 code will run on Android, that is a LOT harder to do if android is built for arm. However, they do have x86 versions of android out and that would defiantly benefit from this. This might also be tweaked and run windows phone apps, hopefully that happens. If that is so, an android user can benefit from both windows phone and windows tablet applications while still getting all the android ups. Win win?