1. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Microsoft could bring Android app support to Windows, Windows Phone

    Having just seen this appear on my HTC BlinkFeed (sorry I have a droid, not my choice) I wonder what this would mean for WP. Personally I would say it's a kiss of death as why make a WP app when you can reach them with an android app anyway, alongside Android, BlackBerry, and Ubuntu. Maybe even more. I dunno, I'm not convinced.

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    Last edited by Daniel Ratcliffe; 02-17-2014 at 10:05 PM. Reason: Updating link to AndroidCentral post
    Gautam Kabiraj likes this.
    02-13-2014 08:46 AM
  2. Gautam Kabiraj's Avatar
    It's the worst idea I can think of. Most probably and hopefully it's another fake rumor from The Verge. In fact, the article in WP Central by Rich has many errors, un-rectified (Like that flappy bird sh*t, 100,000 apps in WP store etc) so I highly doubt about the rumor being a fact.
    In any case, if its true, we won't want to take any chance. Lets stand against it. You may give your votes here:
    We do NOT want Android apps on WP – Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone

    I already gave 9 votes from my different account. Cheers!
    02-13-2014 09:29 AM
  3. ratsttam's Avatar
    If you read it, it's more of a service where you're basically using your WP/RT device as a dumb terminal, not natively running them on your phone the way that BlackBerry was doing.
    02-13-2014 10:37 AM
  4. Gautam Kabiraj's Avatar
    Sure but that'll still ruin the native WP apps growth and developers' interest for them too...
    02-14-2014 02:38 AM
  5. gottago's Avatar
    But it is an inexpensive and quick way to get apps to the WP platform since developers aren't flocking to the Store.
    02-14-2014 04:41 PM
  6. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    But it is an inexpensive and quick way to get apps to the WP platform since developers aren't flocking to the Store.
    Here's the thing, IF Microsoft were to do this, it has the potential to kill all development for WP. After all, why develop a native WP app when you can simply use an Android version and have it working on Android BlackBerry and WP. If I recall correctly, BlackBerry aren't exactly benefitting from doing it either. Since after all, people would rather get an Android phone for the Android apps. So yeah, I don't think it'll work out.
    02-17-2014 10:07 PM
  7. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    Sure but that'll still ruin the native WP apps growth and developers' interest for them too...
    There is no developer interest and app growth is going nowhere. Personally I could see it being a great idea for them, the biggest thing WP lacks is App's everything else about it is amazing from the hardware, to the UI. I know if they suddenly got every app I could find on an Android/iOS device I would instantly jump ship to WP.
    02-18-2014 01:56 AM
  8. Localhorst86's Avatar
    There is no developer interest and app growth is going nowhere. Personally I could see it being a great idea for them, the biggest thing WP lacks is App's everything else about it is amazing from the hardware, to the UI. I know if they suddenly got every app I could find on an Android/iOS device I would instantly jump ship to WP.
    If we were to start running android apps on WP the UI would soon be gone. What I like about Windows Phone is not just the UI but the fact that the UI is pretty much consistent across most usefull apps. Android apps will stick out like a sore thumb. So, soon there would be no more windows phone apps, we would be forced to use the android apps and then our UI would be useless.

    Not to mention we would lose live tiles as well. So the UI is pretty much dependant on the fact that we run WP specific apps.

    From that point on, what would be the use of Windows phone? It would be useless, that is all.
    02-18-2014 05:02 AM
  9. iamtim's Avatar
    Horrible... this idea.
    02-18-2014 05:07 PM
  10. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    There is no developer interest and app growth is going nowhere. Personally I could see it being a great idea for them, the biggest thing WP lacks is App's everything else about it is amazing from the hardware, to the UI. I know if they suddenly got every app I could find on an Android/iOS device I would instantly jump ship to WP.
    There's more developer interest than you think. For example, Roccat, a big gaming peripheral company, have said that they plan to release a WP app in the future for their Power Grid. Though there isn't currently a release date.
    ROCCAT - POWER-GRID Tutorial

    Oh, and if anyone tries to dismiss that as me being a Roccat fanboy... Razer any day!
    Last edited by Daniel Ratcliffe; 02-19-2014 at 04:32 AM.
    02-19-2014 03:50 AM

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