Microsoft's 'Project Rome' to enable Android apps to control Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft has released “Project Rome”, an Android app SDK for developers to create apps that can remotely control parts of a Windows 10 PC. According to a report, any app using the SDK have to log into a Microsoft account that is available on both PC and phone.

An app with Project Rome support would then be able to scan the local network for a Windows 10 PC. Once a Windows machine is found, it can then be used to launch a Windows 10 app, or launch a web site by typing in a URL.

There is no doubt that Windows is the biggest computing platform and Android is on mobile. A way to control a PC with Android does sound like the perfect match.

Microsoft is also said to be planning to add a way so that Android apps that also come in a Windows 10 version, be directly controlled from a smartphone in the future. For example, a user would be able to open up his Android app and launch and control a movie remotely on his Windows 10 PC via a media player.

Before you get excited, this new feature is just for controlling Android apps on a Windows 10 PC, and not the other way around.

It is clear that Microsoft wants to be a company that wants to support Android development, considering Windows 10 apps are still not getting any momentum.