1. DennisvdG's Avatar
    I know android gingerbread apps can run on bb10 and I heard that soon even jelly bean apps can run on bb10. So can someone explain to me why they can't run on wp8? It would really make our OS more attractive to other people.
    02-25-2013 04:52 PM
  2. WavingReds said: Best Answer

    Because it would look horrible and out of place with the rest of the OS and also not a very fun or happy experience.
  3. 1101x10's Avatar
    It's because Blackberry have included the Android Java runtime within the OS http://developer.blackberry.com/andr...droid_Apps.pdf

    Technically it may be possible for MS to do this but it would take a lot of work to integrate it with the Windows Phone framework (and Windows Phones may not have enough memory). But doing so would be seen more of a sign that WP has failed.
    02-25-2013 05:10 PM
  4. vedichymn's Avatar
    Because Microsoft hasn't expended the effort to create a runtime for Android apps on Windows Phone (and likely never weill).. Blackberry went through the effort of creating this and they use some similar technologies (Java), perhaps it wasn't as difficult as it would be for Windows Phone.
    02-25-2013 05:11 PM
  5. WavingReds's Avatar
    Because it would look horrible and out of place with the rest of the OS and also not a very fun or happy experience.
    Ray Adams likes this.
    02-26-2013 02:26 AM
  6. th0mas96's Avatar
    just use them on a blackberry, or get BlueStacks for Mac/PC. You'll see why Microsoft didn't want it to be included, they just don't belong to windows phone (nor bb10)
    02-26-2013 10:17 AM
  7. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Oh okay I get it ,thanks
    02-26-2013 01:01 PM
  8. FinsUpDNC's Avatar
    I will say if I wanted an Android I would buy an Android, not sure that this is actual in the long term interest of blackberry or WP to do this.
    02-26-2013 01:08 PM
  9. JawaD AslaM's Avatar
    So as of now no way we can android app with with wp8 device or there is a work around
    07-20-2013 09:59 AM
  10. SnailUK's Avatar
    Android=Linux. No way Microsoft would ever allow it, even if it was technically possible.

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    07-20-2013 10:48 AM
  11. sandesh amin's Avatar
    It is simple. Android Support Open gl and windows support directx. Windows does not support Open gl es .
    10-11-2014 12:04 PM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    Why can't you put a square peg in a round hole? The OS is not set up to run these two diverse sets of programs.
    10-11-2014 12:27 PM

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