Android Apps On Your Windows Phone?

Android Apps On Your Windows Phone?

Microsoft is reportedly experimenting with Android app emulation within the upcoming Windows Phone 10. Nearly five years following its début, the beleaguered Windows Phone still suffers from a lack of apps. Recent, high-profile additions like WatchESPN have mitigated things, but the truth remains that the offerings on the Android and iOS app stores positively dwarf Microsoft’s own. The App Store and Play Store respectively boast an app catalog north of 1 million, while the Windows Phone Store just last March reached 385,000.  According to Neowin, the scope of Microsoft Windows 10 Phone Android app emulation is quite wide. As the software currently stands, most Android apps are compatible, and some builds even sport a working Google Play Store client. Of course, questions about the legality of the emulation’s implementation and its potential effects on native Windows Phone development have kept the project from being green-lit thus far.

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