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.