We do NOT want Android apps on WP
Really a horrible idea just to think about putting Android apps on the UI of Windows Phone. The UI is unique, and the apps should be as well.
The person(s) at MS coming up with this idea should be ashamed of themselves!!
It will make Windows Phone app developers going to android to save time, as they can just get their android app running on windows phone. It's a shame! We just want good windows phone apps!
Stupid move Ms. If this turns out to be true then i am moving to iPhone. Always hated android so iPhone is the only way to go
IO Guru commented
this is PURE STUPID!
we don't want the cheap Android crApps on Windows and Windows phones!!!
Windows platforms are far more superior to the rusty green p*ssing MF!
if Microsoft allow this nonsense, Windows platforms will be killed by lazy developers, ignorant people and flappy kids!
it is a shame in technology history how real technologies like Windows will be killed by a super dumped down toys like F*rt-Void and iO:$
well, it's no surprise why people became more stupid and r*tarded over time...
/end of my rant.
What are we to do if a developer doesn't want to bring their app to Windows Phone?
God awful idea. It is one of those ideas that pencil pushers and suits think will save the day but, in reality it will fail at every level. Apps will run slower, more apps will fail creating a bad user experience and bad reputation for Windows Phone, unseen issues double the complication of dealing with two ecosystems running on the same platform, a Frankenstein UI experience, developers losing interest or need to take advantage of Windows Phone features directly.
This will be a boon to iOS for all those former WP moving to that system :(
IBM with OS/2 trying to run Windows and most recently Blackberry trying to do this very same thing are examples of this idea failing. Now if we see a true write once, compile to multiple platforms with Visual Studio that would be a winner.
Don Combs commented
Don't do it!!!!!!! Go with universal like you've been talking about. Make it easy for developers to port an app from Apple or Android they've already designed to Windows. Feature full and feature rich. If This horrible idea comes to pass I gotta go Apple. Please don't make me do it.
I just started to develop for Windows. If you do that I give up
What are they thinking? Seriously...
As a happy owner of a Moto X, I've got nothing at all against Android and the good work that devs do on the platform, but that doesn't mean I necessarily want to use Android apps on Windows. This is a destructive choice, it will lead to the erosion of native software...
... I'm scared now...
It does not mather! Why?because of picturesque,i suspect ms will surprise a lot of people, a way to code on android and all windows?a Bing desktop has powerfull as most operathing system?include picturesque and its obvious it does not Mather.why?because dev will code with the m's engine and in so doing code for window,w10 number won't be split in the futur.we ll know m's sold gazillion of w10 OS .all plateform included.so m's will be able to say they are number two on tablet and smartphone and desktop .this should cheer investot.(beurk)
This will result in lower quality apps for WP, as the WP developers will likely drop support, and the Android apps will not be optimized for WP (no Live Tiles, no Cortana, no efficient OS support, etc), and when Android users see their apps running worse than on Android, why would they switch? It is a lose-lose deal.
Brecht Vandierendonck commented
No, no no!
Jerko Cilas commented
For a person running away from Android there will be only one escape route: iPhone.
Why would anyone ever develop using Microsoft tools, when I can develop a first class android app, and then shove it over to WP without any effort? You'll end up with apps that work fine on android, and then the WP version will not have any of the functionality because the developer didn't spend any time on making sure that it takes advantage of native and unique features of WP.
Import android apps to window phone will definitely do window phone a favour ,i say this because people are complaining about some missing apps on window and their works.infact let me give you an example of apps that i missed so much on my window phone .Hangout,tagged,Eskimi,tagtrip ,mingle 2 and so many more.i have seen few of them on store but their functions is poor .please and please something needs to be done
Who came up with this stupid idea? ?? Really Microsoft you would sentence wp to death.. Look at what blackberry did ..they've paid dearly for it ..now you would really consider this ...come on ...universal app will close the app gap very soon ..
You're quoting out of context , those against android apps want to preserve and improve upon the native windows phone app experience , yea I like lots of apps and if I want android ill buy an android phone
Nobody will ever be forced to download Android apps, should they become available for Windows Phone.
This is the single silliest suggestion I've ever seen on this site, and I've seen a LOT of silly suggestions.
"I won't buy a Windows Phone because it has too many apps available," said NOBODY, EVER.
I'd like to downvote this as well. There's still an app gap.
Is there a way to anti vote
This is a horrible idea the worst thing about windows phone is the lack of apps
Microsoft for 4 years tried and failed.
RESCUE WINDOWS PHONE and bring Android apps to the platform:
Lets try to make WP the best platform there is :)