Microsoft is rumored to add support for Android apps to Windows with Windows 10 public release. However, as it turns out, Microsoft may not add support for Android apps to Windows (and Windows Phone). Instead, the company has a new plan to close the Windows app gap. According to a new report from Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft’s DE (Developer Experience) team is planning to approach developers, startups and students to develop apps and support the Windows platform. Foley also included a short excerpt from an internal email by Steve Guggenheimer – Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President:
“DX has built a global ISV management capability over the past 18 months and now we will extend that capability to manage top ISVs in the field. In partnership with WPG (Worldwide Partner Group), we will also develop a broad programmatic approach to reach and engage a broader set of ISVs that scales from higher touch programs and offers through to self-service with MPN (Microsoft Partner Network). We must be selective in how we look at ISVs to drive the greatest adoption of our cloud and mobile platforms. We will no longer define ISVs in the traditional sense.”
Mary Jo Foley also stated that it is still unclear if Microsoft is going to add support for Android apps on Windows.
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