MANILA, Philippines - Wine is a compatibility layer that allows for the operation of Windows programs on Linux, Mac OSX and BSD. Development is in the works to add onto Wine, allowing Windows applications to run on Android.
Alexandre Julliard, the developer of the Wine compatibility layer, recently gave an update on Wine's status at this year's Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM).
As technology website Phoronix reports, Julliard demonstrated Wine running on Android. They noted, however, that performance was slow at the demonstration. This was attributed to the attempt to run the demo on an emulation of the Android mobile operating system instead of an actual Android device.
No official word has been given regarding how far they are from completion. Still, something that would allow Windows programs to run well on Android could be a commercially interesting opportunity for the coders working on Wine. - Rappler.com