Microsoft to add support for Android apps on Windows and Windows Phone?

Microsoft may soon add Android apps to its Windows and Windows Phone platforms.

Published Date
13 - Feb - 2014
| Last Updated
13 - Feb - 2014
 
Microsoft to add support for Android apps on Windows and Windows...

Microsoft is reportedly mulling over bringing Android apps to its Windows and Windows Phone platforms – a move that could help Microsoft resolve app-availability problems.

According to The Verge, Microsoft's team is split over the decision to open its platform for Android apps. Those against believe the move would completely destroy Microsoft's platforms.

The Verge in its report points out growth of Android has show no signs of stopping and is one major hurdle for Microsoft's mobile efforts. While iOS has managed to interest new developers for new apps, Android has however led the race. Windows Phone is still far behind in this race.

BlackBerry, another company battling for its survival, has already added support for Android apps with its latest BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS. Also read: How to install an Android app on BlackBerry 10.2.1 phone

It's notable Nokia, now taken over by Microsoft, has been working on Android phone for quite some. The Finnish company may announced its Android smartphone later this month. Microsoft, however, hasn't been involved in this project.

Unlike BlackBerry, Microsoft has seen better growth when it comes to apps. Among other planned efforts to improve its apps offering is combining Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app stores.

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