Is Android and Windows 10 on path to convergence with Project Rome SDK?

Microsoft announced "Project Rome SDK" for Android, a cross-platform effort to connect Android devices to Windows 10 machines, allowing for the Control of Nearby Windows Devices.

With Microsoft's push on Windows 10, and its openness about putting serious resources behind supporting other platforms, there’s already a significant interaction between Windows 10 platform and other devices, including iOS and Android.

The Android version of the Project Rome software development kit (SDK) is now available for Java and Microsoft’s own cross-platform development tool Xamarin, to enable developers who are making apps for the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform (UWP) able to communicate across platforms.

While, the overriding idea for the SDK is to allow Android applications to find nearby Windows devices on the same local network or via the cloud, and then be able to control the application on the device.

It uses OAUTH for security to limit access only to credentialed users, and blur the lines between their devices regardless of form factor or platform. The app then could be launched on discovered devices, and then allow the Android device to control the app on Windows 10.

Microsoft has stated that only parts 1 and 2 are available at this stage, but promises that part 3 will be released in the near future.
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