For quite a while, Microsoft enthusiasts have been attempting to bring different desktop versions of Windows to Windows phones otherwise incapable of running such operating systems. To that end, Twitter user @imbushuo recently initiated a project to run Windows RT 8.1 on a Lumia 640 XL. Just a few days ago, he announced that GPU support on the aforementioned phone's processor and audio over bluetooth had been made available.
Now, the project has reached yet another major milestone, with the hacked Lumia now being able to run Store apps as well.
Windows Store Apps say hello. pic.twitter.com/q8lgD94ALk— Ben | imbushuo (@imbushuo) February 5, 2018
As can be observed, the phone is shown running the News and Weather applications. Similarly, the task manager can also be seen displaying various Store apps running simultaneously.
This makes the hack all the more useful, particularly now that Ben has published notes regarding the installation of Windows RT 8.1 on Lumia devices as well. Bear in mind though, that a handset running a full desktop version of Windows is not terribly practical, however enjoyable it might sound. In fact, the hacker himself recently warned his followers that it is unlikely the hacked device would ever be able to get cellular connectivity.
In any case, even if you're simply interested in finding out how many more capabilities this hacked Lumia could possibly gain in the future, you can learn more about it by following the user himself.
Source and image: Ben | imbushuo (Twitter)