Microsoft Planning Android Apps Support For Windows 10
In a strategic move, Microsoft may bring Android apps support for Windows 10 users. The Windows 10 devices like Smartphones, Tablets and PC will be able to run Android apps. The latest rumor claims that the reveal might be made this week at the company’s Build 2015 developer conference which is to be held in San Francisco, U.S.
This reports have been surfaced by Paul Thurrot who is a reputed Microsoft Journalist. Microsoft has apparently decided to allow its Windows users to use Android apps on Windows platform. This strategy of Microsoft might be a good news for some Windows users who were deprived of Android OS but at the same time it might be turn off for some Windows users.
If this report is to be believed then lot of questions arises about how Windows 10 will offer Android app support and how they will manage Android apps on their platform. Microsoft will almost certainly have to create its own app store for Android on Windows 10. This decision of Microsoft may also affect the company’s Universal app strategy for Windows 10.
According to sources, if Microsoft adds Android app support to Windows 10, it will have to build its own apps as Google services like the Play Store will not be available. It further adds that in order to install Android apps, users will have to access third-party app store such as the Amazon App store. Hence, users will not be able to access well-known apps that are available only on the Play Store. To install such apps, users will be required to add the app to the device by side-loading and then install it. As, the users are more likely to choose Android over Windows Phone since they will be more comfortable in using Android apps. This move from Microsoft may not be a meaningful one as of now.
It will be interesting to see how this decision from Microsoft will turn out as. What you think about Android apps support for Windows 10 ? Do share your views by adding valuable comments.