1. M0TH3R_FR4GG3R's Avatar
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    Peter Bright AKA Dr Pizza from Ars Technica has added some corroboration to Tom Warren’s claim that Microsoft is working on bringing Android apps to Windows Phone.

    Posting on Twitter he said the combined OS he dubbed “Windows PhOS/2ne” after OS/2, an IBM OS which could run Windows apps, was “real and real stupid.”

    It seems Windows Phone users should prepare for Android apps coming to Windows Phone as a real eventuality.

    The news comes after Bright wrote an emphatic article where he argues “Android apps on Windows Phone would be an ugly capitulation.” Presumably he was informed afterwards that the battle has been lost already.

    Another struggling mobile OS which went this route was Blackberry 10, and of course this did not really result in a surge in sales, and ultimately weakened the Blackberry 10 app ecosystem.

    I have noticed a real closing of the “App Gap” recently, with Windows Phone apps being launched closer and closer to their iOS and Android counterparts, and Windows Phone apps being on the road map of developers in most cases.

    The plans for Android apps appear to be based on a somewhat outdated situation.
    07-14-2014 06:49 AM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    It's like saying they want OS X to be a better Windows than Windows.

    It does not make sense.
    Like dividing by zero.
    M0TH3R_FR4GG3R likes this.
    07-14-2014 07:06 AM
  3. rodan01's Avatar
    I'm not old enough to understand the OS/2 reference, but WP really needs the Android apps. The lack of apps and the low quality of the apps is killing the platform.

    Maybe they have something good, and Android apps run quite well in WP.
    07-14-2014 08:56 AM
  4. wuiyang's Avatar
    It's like saying they want OS X to be a better Windows than Windows.

    It does not make sense.
    Like dividing by zero.
    while apple kids don't understand logic and sense, they understand what it is

    they gonna ruin the whole company at a few days soon once they published this project...
    a stupider stupidity than stupidity
    M0TH3R_FR4GG3R likes this.
    07-14-2014 09:03 AM
  5. 1101x10's Avatar
    I had the misfortune of having to develop software on OS/2 for many years. It was the worst OS I've ever used. It ran Windows applications (but I don't think many people actually used it for that).
    07-14-2014 09:06 AM
  6. wuiyang's Avatar
    I'm not old enough to understand the OS/2 reference, but WP really needs the Android apps. The lack of apps and the low quality of the apps is killing the platform.

    Maybe they have something good, and Android apps run quite well in WP.
    floating chat? popping up in random place suddenly? speed option like ios app(i dont know what the name is)? occupied the screen space to get more "advanced"? lots of apps are using high graphic, use lots of battery...
    07-14-2014 09:09 AM

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