Another part of the hint is "across everything"... That's why my wishful thinking could only speculate they're gonna release some version of Windows Phone to load in Android devices and maybe they've even found a way for iPhones (jailbroken or not). Of course they'd have to release a desktop program to use for this feature. Think about it, Android devices can be flashed with custom roms, why not a variant of WP? "We can do that?!?"I think the biggest part of the hint was when he said "we can do that?!"
Another part of the hint is "across everything"... That's why my wishful thinking could only speculate they're gonna release some version of Windows Phone to load in Android devices and maybe they've even found a way for iPhones (jailbroken or not). Of course they'd have to release a desktop program to use for this feature. Think about it, Android devices can be flashed with custom roms, why not a variant of WP? "We can do that?!?"
Also, MSFT is keen on getting people on board to use their services, that's where they expect money to flow from. Not to mention, they're practically giving away WP for free, they might as well release it "into the wild." MSFT is a corporation, a for profit entity, this 'surprising move' must be financially motivated for the bigwigs to approve. They already have apps for their services for iOS and Android. If people are interested in having full integration of these services with their OS (hello Cortana, OneDrive, XBOX), they can flash a WP rom into their device. Of course this requires MSFT to focus development of their services integrated with WP... Something a lot of us here have had gripes with.
Such a move would upset Android and Apple. Apple won't release iOS out there. Android, it's out there but being open source and very customizable, at the expense of security, is too fragmented. WP, if released properly and 'curated' by MSFT would be great as a unified, secure OS for ARM devices.... That's like taking a page from the success of Windows in PCs, it can be installed in machines meeting minimum requirements. That would "upset the world across everything."
Opening WP to run Android/iOS apps would be a terrible idea. That would lose MSFT their app developers, not just for WP but for the ecosystem... PCs, XBOX and their planned system for the internet of everything. Why keep the devices and services division when you can't pull in developers?
A big downside to this idea would be a bloated Windows Phone/RT to accommodate compatibility. Although, if the flashing can be implemented to smartly respond to a connected device, maybe it can avoid that.
But then again, this is all wishful thinking... Pure speculation. They might as well spill it out so we'll be done with it. Oh I hate it when companies tease and then make us wait...
Sorry, can't sleep yet. TL,DR? I just said: WP for loading in any phone.
Hmmm... Just like blackberry then .
In post #7 I said Windows will run Android apps. I want to amend that prediction:
All Windows devices will run both WP and Android apps.
MS will also announce their own curated Android app store, but WP will also directly connect to the AOSP stores popular in Russia, Asia and Eastern Europe, meaning those customers won't have to pay again for the Android apps they already bought on their Android devices.
Android apps will be binary compatible, meaning they will not require recompilation or repackaging as they do on BB. So, if you've got a pirated Android app, you can side load it and it will run on WP.
There, that is my full prediction.
I have never seen so many masochists begging for pain. I've got an idea, why don't we all wait and see what's coming when MS issues a presser. No guessing, no wishing, no nothing.