Microsoft Could Bring Android Apps to Windows

Tom Warren for 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.

If true, it’s downright nutty.

BlackBerry 10 allows Android apps to run on it. Raise your hand if you’re an Android developer who rushed to investigate BB10 when they announced this?


Anyone thinks Windows Phone will be better off?