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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2014-02-12, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Windows phones to run Android apps?

If you believe in rumors - yes
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Andro...-Store_id52553

First time I've seen a non-Android system run Android apps was on RIM's PlayBook.
But that was more like a (crappy) proof of concept. Win95-type experience.
Tizen is suppose to be Android-ready. Rumors were Ubuntu/Firefox may "be compatible"...

It shouldn't really be too hard to do this nowadays.
The price of horsepower is cheap even on smartphones.
So, running some translation between systems should be possible.
Battery life will be penalized but unless you are Apple - it should be workable.

The question is - will Microsoft go for it. I believe it's a gamble they can't win.
Unless they've decided to ditch Windows Phone OS altogether, that is...
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If they go Android they'll alienate all ten of their Windows Phone customers.

Android rocks!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2014-02-12, 04:03 PM
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Considering the dearth of apps for any Win8 hardware, an Android emulator could be a win for MS. It's not the best solution but better than the current lack of Win8 apps and poor sales.
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