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  1. tgp's Avatar
    While Microsoft can put Android on it's systems, Google probably won't allow their Play Store on these devices. And without the Play Store, it would mean developers would still have to package up their apps and maintain them under another system. And then most would have to be tweaked to use Live Tiles and Notifications. So would an Android developer go through all that for a system with 3% marketshare?

    (Of course there's the option of side-loading the Play Store, but that brings a mess of issues.)
    Yes, I doubt Google would allow the Play Store, but Amazon's App Store is probably an option. There are several hundred thousand Android apps in it currently. I believe that's what BlackBerry uses. Sideloading is also quite simple; the biggest pain there is finding the .apk's.
    01-20-2015 04:06 PM
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    Yes, I doubt Google would allow the Play Store, but Amazon's App Store is probably an option. There are several hundred thousand Android apps in it currently. I believe that's what BlackBerry uses. Sideloading is also quite simple; the biggest pain there is finding the .apk's.


    I think they should do it in a more controlled way. Android apps should coexist in the Windows store with native apps. An Android app should be accepted only if It works well, and under conditions and rules that protect native development.
    For example, if the developer already has a native app she's not allowed to replace it with an Android app. If the developer submit an Android app that becomes popular or is making decent money, the developer has to replace it with a native app after a deadline, or the % that Microsoft takes from the app revenue increase from 30% to 50%.

    WP already has good developer support, Android apps should be temporal patch until Universal apps take off.
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