Microsoft freezes project Astoria – no Android apps on Windows 10

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Microsoft freezes project Astoria – no Android apps on Windows 10[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/09/AndroidGreenGuyLogo.jpg[/newsimage]

Microsoft has no longer plans to run Android apps on Windows 10. The project that should have made this possible was codenamed Astoria and was revealed in April this year.

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#2

My hunch is that we have not heard the last of this story…

From the linked external article"…in some cases developers stopped updating or abandoned their Windows Phone efforts".

Truth is that when you change the API over and over, you shoot yourself in the foot and get what is coming to you.
Developers gettig pissed off by having to rewrite most of their codebase for the third or fourth time do not come back easily.

In real life, when the programmers move on, so does the users - Microsoft learned that the hard way, and now they strive for a comeback which may never happen.


#3

That’s a pity as it would have expanded the apps available to Windows 10 users very significantly.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#4

[QUOTE=Wombler;2763559]That’s a pity as it would have expanded the apps available to Windows 10 users very significantly.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]

I agree.

I think, as stated above and from the rest I write, that it would be the easiest way to make programmers return.
In that respect, and due to the fact that programming environements tend more and more towards “code once, compile multiple”, we have not heard the last about Astoria.


#5

Guess I won’t be looking at a Windows Phone anytime soon now…