1. Simonas Sereiva's Avatar
    Hello.
    Could someone explain what is Project Astoria? Is it related to this:
    02-28-2016 03:49 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It's cancelled. Microsoft officially cancels 'Project Astoria' plans for porting Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile Microsoft officially cancels 'Project Astoria' plans for porting Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile | Windows Central
    02-28-2016 03:58 PM
  3. kennethb286's Avatar
    Microsoft officially cancels 'Project Astoria' plans for porting Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile

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    After months of silence, Microsoft has now officially revealed it has canceled plans to offer developers bridge tools to port Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile, also known as "Project Astoria". Those plans were first revealed at the 2015 Build developer conference.

    Microsoft announced Project Astoria alongside "Project Islandwood", which offered iOS app developers a way to port their creations to Windows 10 Mobile. Today, Microsoft stated:

    "We received a lot of feedback that having two Bridge technologies to bring code from mobile operating systems to Windows was unnecessary, and the choice between them could be confusing. We have carefully considered this feedback and decided that we would focus our efforts on the Windows Bridge for iOS and make it the single Bridge option for bringing mobile code to all Windows 10 devices, including Xbox and PCs. For those developers who spent time investigating the Android Bridge, we strongly encourage you to take a look at the iOS Bridge and Xamarin as great solutions."
    We previously reported that Project Astoria was not proceeding as planned and had been put on hold indefinitely before today's announcement.

    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced its plans to acquire Xamarin, a company that has created tools for making mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows that can share common code and thus be quickly released for all three platforms.

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    Kenneth | Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
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    02-28-2016 03:59 PM
  4. Simonas Sereiva's Avatar
    Microsoft officially cancels 'Project Astoria' plans for porting Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile

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    After months of silence, Microsoft has now officially revealed it has canceled plans to offer developers bridge tools to port Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile, also known as "Project Astoria". Those plans were first revealed at the 2015 Build developer conference.

    Microsoft announced Project Astoria alongside "Project Islandwood", which offered iOS app developers a way to port their creations to Windows 10 Mobile. Today, Microsoft stated:

    "We received a lot of feedback that having two Bridge technologies to bring code from mobile operating systems to Windows was unnecessary, and the choice between them could be confusing. We have carefully considered this feedback and decided that we would focus our efforts on the Windows Bridge for iOS and make it the single Bridge option for bringing mobile code to all Windows 10 devices, including Xbox and PCs. For those developers who spent time investigating the Android Bridge, we strongly encourage you to take a look at the iOS Bridge and Xamarin as great solutions."
    We previously reported that Project Astoria was not proceeding as planned and had been put on hold indefinitely before today's announcement.

    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced its plans to acquire Xamarin, a company that has created tools for making mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows that can share common code and thus be quickly released for all three platforms.

    Regards,
    Kenneth | Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
    o365cloudexperts.com
    I know that it is canceled, but was it somehow related to that video which I showed?
    02-28-2016 04:11 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I know that it is canceled, but was it somehow related to that video which I showed?
    That's the leaked tool from last August.
    It was all over the web and probably why MS capped it.
    02-28-2016 04:36 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    This thread has been moved to an appropriate forum...

    As per this advice: Who Should Post in Ask a Question? WC members are free to post in all areas of the board. Please use Ask a Question only for time critical help issues that affect the immediate functionality of your device.
    Guytronic and Laura Knotek like this.
    02-28-2016 05:02 PM
  7. Jazmac's Avatar
    Project Astoria was Microsoft's plan to allow spyware on Windows Phones with Astoria but when Satay got wind of it, he asked them "ARE YOU NUTS??" Then it was cancelled. I read that on the internet and if its on the internet, by law, it has to be true.

    Ducking behind sectional sofa from flying shoes.
    02-29-2016 07:27 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    02-29-2016 07:51 PM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    In "beta" form, it was pretty cool, a lot of minor missing apps worked. If it needed hardware access (blue-tooth, etc) it didn't work (so Pebble app did nothing) but, it was nice to have my bank app back and a few others... When it comes down to it there is about 4-5 apps that I really want and when this feature came up, I was able to resolve 4 of them...

    No question there was a performance hit with the apps and they were not as nice as WP apps...even the better android apps to the mid line WP apps...
    02-29-2016 08:15 PM

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