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!!
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 :)
Yacov Gold commented
If I had the option, I had down vote this.
All of the story here is a game of users
If more people will use WP - More pressure will be on the developers to make a native code!
At the beginning they apps will look different, then slowly will be native.
More WP Users = More Apps In Our Style.
Abdallah Dajani commented
It would be great if there is a tool that converts the code of the application to the WP language with adjustments of course to fit the WP.
This would be the death of the platform, as no one would program new native Apps.
And Microsoft should be an example of creating apps for WP.
Unfortunately, they want to please other platforms more than WP.
I have created a suggestion for this annoying situation:
"Microsoft's own apps should target WP first"
Been there, done that. Used a blackberry z10 for a while to get the idea that porting android apps is pretty lame and hazardous... Its a joy kill.. Seriously Microsoft?
Unless they're planning to completely replace windows phone app development with porting android apps, which I highly doubt is the case, this is ludicrous. I've had 3 windows phones in a row and do not plan to switch because I love them, but it's hard to evangelize WP to my friends when I can't do things like Snapchat. There is a beautiful third-party snapchat client, but Snapchat doesn't approve and permanently locked my account for using it.
As unfortunate as it is, WP market share is not yet to a level that motivates the highest trending apps to hire .net developers to create WP apps and having android apps ported over would at least be a nice stop-gap. Unless Microsoft is going to pay big bucks to motivate companies, like I figure they did for Netflix.
If this were to happen though, I would definitely hope for either a completely separate app store or a distinct section of the store that you navigate to so you know what you're getting.
I mean not any Android apps - I hate Android malwares and obviously don't want that to spread on WP platform
Anon Adderlan commented
You know what? I completely agree that the WP design language and development tools are superior to Android (and even Apple for that matter) and that native apps should be preferred, but saying you don't want access to thousands of existing apps because they're 'android' is just deeply stupid, and making that choice for ME the height of overbearing entitlement.
Having access to the Android ecosystem would increase user mindshare (many like myself are eager to jump ship, if only WP ran just a handful of Android apps) AND competition (developers like myself are MORE likely to write equivalent native apps if they see enough people using WP and how popular the Android versions of those apps are, not less).
If you're worried this will kill interest in developing for WP, guess what? Most developers are already developing with cross platform tools (such as HTML5, Qt, Unity, and Xamarin) as opposed to native, and vendors WANT their apps to look/feel the same on all platforms, sometimes doing so well that I dare users to tell which platform an app was written for.
But HTML5 is an official WP platform, Unity and Xamarin are.net platforms, and the current VS provides better development tools for Android than even Google. Because when has running more apps on more platforms ever hurt Microsoft? Did Cygwin kill Windows? Did Java kill Windows? Did HTML5 kill Windows? Did Office for Mac kill Windows? Out of all the things that are hurting Microsoft, supporting multiple platforms has NEVER been one of them. On the contrary.
Being cross platform is NOT what's keeping developers from targeting WP. The ones I know (including myself) are EAGER to start contributing, if only Microsoft didn't keep pulling the **** rug out from under us. That being the case I'm really curious as to how many votes and comments here are from developers, as opposed to more tribally motivated users who would rather spend their votes on REDUCING WP functionality as opposed to increasing/reenabling it.
Great idea then i have my fave apps and use wp
Yes, We do NOT want Android apps on WP!
But it's good idea for games! port android games to windows phone, not apps.
It will kill the development of windows platform.
Some expected results of Porting/allowing/placing Android apps on windows phone platform
0. increase in number of apps
1. decrease in number of windows developers
2. decrease in developers interest in windows(which will be a blow, a big big blow to microsoft)
3. it will kill the development of windows platform
4. say goodbye to universal apps, windows 10 apps, xbox apps,
5. say goodbye to windows developers interest in windows as a platform
if microsoft wants android apps on windows, better kill off windows operating system and adopt(fork) android like amazon or any chinese company!