Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.  Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed " Latte ," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year. Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted. The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications runnin

Towards an alliance between But and Conforama?

This solution is currently under study. Close to cessation of payment, Conforama is still waiting for its state guaranteed loan to be granted.

Towards an alliance between But and Conforama?

Conforama is in great financial difficulty. Several solutions are currently being considered to save the furniture brand, which employs 9,000 workers. According to information from the Parisian, the Interministerial Committee for Industrial Restructuring (CIRI) was actively working on this case in order to successfully preserve employment and the sector. And among the solutions envisaged, a merger between Conforama and But would be under study, as had been the case in 2016 between Fnac and Darty.

The two furniture brands would thus remain autonomous, but would have the same shareholder. Contacted by Le Parisien, the CEO of But, Alexandre Falck neither denied nor confirmed this information. "If we were to study a project, the priority for us would be to preserve employment at Conforama and But, but also with our French suppliers. We are traders, our obsession would be to develop the two brands. We are willing to study all options to protect the furniture industry, "he said.



200 to 300 million euros on the table

Still according to information from the Parisian, the shareholders of But, the Austrian furniture group Lutz and the investment fund CD & R, would be ready to put their hands in their pocket, for 200 to 300 million euros, to ensure Conforama's short term deadlines.

Earlier this week, the company's general manager had sounded the alarm, indicating that there were "only a few weeks of cash left". On Saturday, the unions had put on a layer, denouncing the inertia of the banks faced with the request for a loan guaranteed by the State formulated by Conforama. "Without a guaranteed loan, Conforama risks being delivered to a rapacious buyer who will hasten to slice our business," worried Force Ouvrière.