1. raccoon210's Avatar
    Idk if ya'll are aware but in the latest leak of bb10 users can now download android apps straight from the browser which gives them many more apps. I would like to know what ya'll think? Do ya'll wish WP would do this? I know its not possible because we don't have an android runtime but hypothetically anyone interested?
    11-17-2013 01:36 AM
  2. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    11-17-2013 01:42 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No, I'm not interested. The Android apps on BB10 do not run as well as the native BB apps.

    I'm more interested in native apps that are fully optimized than buggy ports.
    11-17-2013 01:42 AM
  4. bilzkh's Avatar
    Idk if ya'll are aware but in the latest leak of bb10 users can now download android apps straight from the browser which gives them many more apps. I would like to know what ya'll think? Do ya'll wish WP would do this? I know its not possible because we don't have an android runtime but hypothetically anyone interested?
    That'd basically require Microsoft to open up Windows Phone to the developers, potentially to an extent it may not be comfortable. I'd prefer it if Microsoft just opened up Windows Phone to the extent where really good apps could be developed in a relatively short amount of time and with ease (e.g. for VLC, among others).
    11-17-2013 01:44 AM
  5. Akash Patel's Avatar
    Noo.
    psudotechzealot likes this.
    11-17-2013 02:00 AM
  6. 12Danny123's Avatar
    That would be terrible. cause they wouldn't run well and would drain massive amounts of battery life. though outside it may be good for the short term effects but long term it isn't a very good idea. But WE ALL know that Microsoft always focuses on long term gains instead of short term. I'm all for long term stuff :-). and ewww don't want android apps running on this beautiful Lumia 1020
    11-17-2013 02:46 AM
  7. ntice_521's Avatar
    Not really, but it would be cool to be able to dual boot into Android. Give people a choice and let the best OS win.
    stalemate1 likes this.
    11-17-2013 03:03 AM
  8. teckris's Avatar
    NO
    even if the apps are ported the WP will freeze them when we switch the apps.. so not Helpful to gain the power of APPS :(
    the RunTime system will get attacked by Google as we have seen for Apps for google products from MS get rejections!!
    11-17-2013 04:11 AM
  9. nessinhaw's Avatar
    why the fu would someone want that lol
    Chief_Adu and psudotechzealot like this.
    11-17-2013 04:47 AM
  10. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    11-17-2013 05:28 AM
  11. Dave Blake's Avatar
    More is better for sure that said. I don't like the look of most Android apps. The WP equivalent looks better. Six months to a year ago some Android apps had better functionality but WP apps are catching up some are even better. If we could load Android apps on WP I probably wouldn't use them.
    psudotechzealot likes this.
    11-17-2013 09:40 PM
  12. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    Why would I want to load Android apps on my WP? I'm already happy with the apps I have.
    11-17-2013 11:59 PM
  13. alv3st3r's Avatar
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    11-18-2013 05:42 AM
  14. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I've suggested this here before and the idea was poorly received, to say the least.
    Will be interesting to see how well it works - technically and commercially - on BB.
    11-18-2013 06:25 AM
  15. ratsttam's Avatar
    While I see the point of tapping into another ecosystems apps as being a quick gain in abilities, It would have the HUGE negative effect of developers NOT developing for WP8 as they'll only have to maintain 2 versions (android and ios), not three or four (wp and blackberry).
    Look how many developers jumped at making "native" blackberry apps knowing that their existing android apps would work, even if they don't work quite as well in emulation.

    It would be pretty cool to treat the phones like small pc's, where you can wipe it out, and install whatever OS you wanted to pay for.
    gsquared likes this.
    11-18-2013 07:29 AM
  16. impratick's Avatar
    :nahh:
    11-18-2013 07:33 AM
  17. gsquared's Avatar
    No interest here. Let Android keep their minefield of guessing which apps are OK and which are nothing but malware. I read an interview with a BB spokesperson and when asked that very question their answer was something to the effect of "Well the "Work" side of the OS would remain unaffected".

    BB made that move out of desperation and at this point doesn't seem like they really care if your device gets hacked or not. Don't forget, if your WP gets hacked they also get to your email, skydrive, XBox Acct, etc.

    One other item you didn't mention. BB will not have access to the official Google App Store. They will have to install apps from 3rd party sites which further puts BB users at risk.
    11-18-2013 07:51 AM
  18. Ezhik's Avatar
    Would be nice to get Google Drive on my Lumia. I miss having a proper office suite on my phone.
    11-18-2013 08:45 AM
  19. Jazmac's Avatar
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    ^^This
    psudotechzealot likes this.
    11-18-2013 08:47 AM
  20. MyNL822's Avatar
    I don't think the downloading android app thing would work, since it is quite laggy and stuff on BB. I wish all the companies could just make one unified app store, and they made money depending on what device the app was downloaded on, and maybe make different variations of each app for iOS, Android, WP, and blackberry. I know this would be a lot of work, but im pretty sure all phone consumers would be happy. Nobody would have any reason to not come to WP saying they do not having an app on WP anymore.
    11-18-2013 08:23 PM

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