Back in June 2016, LeapDroid, an Android emulator was released to the public. Now, the creator of this Android system has announced that they are joining Google. And in order to focus on their next chapter (which is not clear) they are going to discontinue both development and support for LeapDroid. If you have the latest version of this Android emulator installed, you can continue to use it, without expecting anything more than that.
We are joining Google. See our announcement at https://t.co/exDgOfkfkr for the update and future plan of LeapDroid.
— LeapDroid (@leapdroid) November 5, 2016
Based in Silicon Valley, this Android emulator, which specializes in games, conducts the entire Android system inside Windows using state-of-the-art virtual machine technologies. However, according to LeapDroid, they are not affiliated with Google. And it’s not even clear how the deal went down.
Whatever the reason is, this creates a few possibilities. It could be helpful for Android’s performance in the non-native environment on an initial level. With the help of LeapDroid, developers could test Android apps, or Chrome OS devices might get an extra boost running mobile apps. It’s not even sure if you’ll see any evident use of LeapDroid’s tech, so seeing this extra talent making Google’s computing vision a way more realistic won’t be surprising.