XDA hackers claim to have side-loaded the Google Play Store on Windows 10 Mobile

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So far the biggest issue preventing most Android apps from working on Windows 10 Mobile has been the absence of Google Play services.

It has been possible to side-load the Android packages for Google Play Services to Windows 10 Mobile’s Android environment, but they have not been functional due to not having sufficient permission.

Now Polish hacker Karov_mm claims to have managed to elevate the permission of the side-loaded files using chmod from adb shell and managed to successfully get Google Play Services, including the Google Play Store, to work directly on the device.

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Its not yet clear how functional this hack is, but what is clear is that adding the Android environment to Windows Mobile is not just injecting apps, but also a lot of excitement, into the Windows phone ecosystem.

Read more about the hack here.