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

Coronavirus: United Kingdom, facing worst recession on record, sees GDP drop 20.4% in Q2

 The UK has seen its economy, hit by the coronavirus crisis, suffer a "record" contraction of 20.4% in the second quarter, and is officially facing its worst recession on record, agency figures show National Statistics (ONS), published Wednesday 12 August. 

Coronavirus: United Kingdom, facing worst recession on record, sees GDP drop 20.4% in Q2

Economists consider that a country enters a technical recession when it accumulates two consecutive quarters of contraction in its economy. According to the ONS, most of the contraction, which began to be felt in March, occurred in April, an entire month of containment and almost total cessation of activity in the country, which saw production collapsed by 20%.

With a very early recovery in construction sites and manufacturing activity, gross domestic product (GDP) rebounded in May by 2.4% (revised figure), followed by an acceleration in June (+8.7 %) thanks in particular to the reopening of all shops. This is the biggest contraction in the UK economy since the ONS began these quarterly statistics in 1955, he said. 

Containment longer than elsewhere in Europe

The statistics body notes that, over the two quarters of recession, the British economy contracted by 22.1%, "a little less than the 22.7% observed in Spain but more than double the fall of GDP of 10.6% in the United States "over the same period.

For the ONS, this "larger contraction" in the United Kingdom than in most European countries reflects the longer duration of containment measures.

"I said before that hard times lie ahead, today's figures confirm it. Hundreds of thousands of people have already lost their jobs, and unfortunately in the months to come many more will do. the same, ”commented Finance Minister Rishi Sunak.