1. davidewart's Avatar
    Is it wrong to wonder if:
    Android is the new mobile OS for Microsoft?
    That the next Surface phone will run Android?
    That Microsoft Store will include Android apps?

    (I get that MS will continue to offer its apps on iOS as well as Android, but it looks to me like Android is the preferred platform.)
    10-22-2017 03:36 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Is it wrong to wonder if:
    Android is the new mobile OS for Microsoft?
    That the next Surface phone will run Android?
    That Microsoft Store will include Android apps?

    (I get that MS will continue to offer its apps on iOS as well as Android, but it looks to me like Android is the preferred platform.)
    Not happening, Microsoft closed the astoria bridge and ended the android emulation that was bundled in some builds - it actually ran too well.

    The main reason it won't happen, it will simply undermines the entire work Microsoft has done to unify the core and the universal app platform.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    10-22-2017 04:33 PM
  3. fdalbor's Avatar
    You got to be kidding. But then we are pretty sure you were anyway.
    xandros9 and TechFreak1 like this.
    10-22-2017 08:45 PM
  4. davidewart's Avatar
    I actually got wondering this over the name change from WINDOWS Store to MICROSOFT Store.

    Microsoft needs a mobile OS, and has Android apps of its own. Why not make those apps - as Android apps, not bridged apps - available in the Store - and then of course, also try and entice other Android app developers to place their apps in the Microsoft Store as well.

    UWP apps have no mobile phone platform. "Enterprise" employees use Android. How else can MS fill the mobile void?

    Why can't MS put a massive effort into developing its own Android brand?
    10-23-2017 12:54 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Alcatel VRStore App
    By W10Boiii in forum Windows 10 Mobile
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-03-2017, 02:40 PM
  2. Photos dissapeared in camera roll after while in Lumia 640XL
    By tharakie in forum General Windows Phone Discussion Lounge
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-23-2017, 11:54 AM
  3. Chime in: Is Microsoft's Surface Book 2 too expensive?
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-22-2017, 01:10 PM
  4. Save big on the training needed to pass the Microsoft Server Engineer certification exams
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-22-2017, 11:40 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-21-2017, 11:29 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD