Microsoft Goals May Include Enabling Android Apps for Windows and Windows Phone
Microsoft Goals Include Apps Development, There Are Suggestions Microsoft May Enable Android Apps
A Microsoft goal in the mobile area includes developing more apps. For the purpose the company is trying to attract and stimulate developers. Because apps for Windows Phone are fewer than those for Android, recently there have been ideas about what Microsoft goals should include. It is suggested that it should not rely heavily on Windows Phone and should develop some kind of version of Android. Here the example of Amazon which developed the Kindle Fire tablets is an illustration. But there are also opinions that the development of such a forked version will prove to be rather difficult. There is news on a Nokia Android phone. There are also rumors of Android apps. They are suggested as a solution for Windows Phone. These rumors give grounds to expect a new turn for Microsoft goals.
Microsoft may be planning to enable Android apps for Windows and for Windows Phone. According to rumors, some Microsofties are in favor. They think Android apps should be allowed for the Windows Store and for the Windows Phone Store. On the other hand, some argue that it would spell disaster for the future of the Windows platform.
Android is the Windows counterpart for mobile devices. That poses difficulties for Microsoft goals in the mobile market. Android and iOS apps usually come out at the same time, or approximately at the same time. These two platforms are in the focus for developers. Microsoft has difficulty in growing the Windows Phone apps accordingly. So the idea of getting Android apps on Windows and on Windows Phone can prove to be the salvation.
BlackBerry gave an example of adopting Android apps and failed. But specialists think that with the Microsoft goal the development will be different. The reason is the company has a whole enterprise, a server and software cloud sales. Windows Phone devices sold, for example Nokia devices, are many more than BlackBerry device sales.
It is unlikely that Microsoft will support a new platform. That would mean enormous work. So Microsoft goals plans would most likely include a third party. Intel is working on enabling hardware for running both Windows and Android. That is the dual OS concept. The BlueStacks software company has practice in enabling Android apps for Windows. It has signed a deal with Asus and Lenovo and will shop its software on the PCs they produce. There may be talks going on between BlueStacks and Microsoft and plans to provide Android apps for Windows and for Windows Phone.
Source: The Verge