Report says Microsoft to bring Android apps to Windows and Windows Phone

The Verge:

Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company is seriously considering allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone. While planning is ongoing and it’s still early, we’re told that some inside Microsoft favor the idea of simply enabling Android apps inside its Windows and Windows Phone Stores, while others believe it could lead to the death of the Windows platform altogether. The mixed (and strong) feelings internally highlight that Microsoft will need to be careful with any radical move.

First the report of Nokia releasing an Android phone, then this. Curiouser and curiouser.

  • nuttmedia

    They may as well make an AOSP fork and make a go of it that way. Can’t see why anyone would put capital towards developing for WP natively if they open that door.

  • gjgustav

    Remember when OS/2 allowed Windows apps to run in their OS?

  • GFYantiapplezealots

    I hope they enjoy being constantly bombarded with ads in the near future.

    • James Hughes

      Oh think about it! Ads within ads!! Someone is salivating.

  • Blackberry did this already, it didn’t help.

  • matthewmaurice

    Where’s the upside here? Does anyone think Nokia, especially under Microsoft, can make an Android phone that will outsell even the HTC and LG models? Does anyone think that Nokia, especially under Microsoft, can make an Android device that will be as profitable as Samsung’s? If not, then why bother? If you can’t sell a lot of profitable phones, why enter a robust marketplace? I don’t have an MBA, but it would take a LOT of Asymco grade charts for this to pass my smell test!

  • Perhaps they realised it wouldn’t be windows without malware

  • Makako

    The Verge has taken to report on loads of flaky rumors in the last few months, especially when it comes to mobile. I would take that article with a grain of salt.

  • Moeskido

    If true, this is one hell of a vote of no-confidence.