- Jan 10, 2013
Microsoft has only one play to really close the app gap in the next 12-18 months, and that is something they have to do that if they want Windows Phone to have a future. That play is make it easy for developers to port Android apps to Windows Phone, a capability I think is likely to be part of Threshold. It?s possible that Microsoft would simply choose to allow Android apps to run on Threshold, perhaps just on phones but tablets are also a possibility. There are a number of existing sources for technology to do this, but I suspect Microsoft is working with OpenMobile World Wide. Want a clue on this? Open the data sheet for the upcoming OpenMobile ACL for Windows and look at the picture on the upper right.
On the Threshold with Windows Phone (amongst other things) | Hal's (Im)Perfect Vision
Description of ACL for Windows:
ACL-enabled Android apps perform as native on the Windows operating system, with minimal
latencies. App execution is efficient in the Windows host environment; ACL-enabled Android apps act as peers of native Windows apps, requiring minimal resouce and power usage. Android apps appear like Windows apps, promising a seamless experience for the end user.
OpenMobile | Enabling Android Apps on non-Android Platforms