Microsoft delays software that may deliver Android apps to Home windows

Microsoft delays tool that will bring Android apps to Windows

Microsoft has confirmed that a device that lets Android apps simply run on Home windows 10 is “not prepared,” in accordance Home windows Central and different sources. The software program big launched the Home windows Bridge for Android, dubbed “Undertaking Astoria,” earlier this yr as half of a bigger effort to assist app-builders simply convert Net, iOS and Android apps to Home windows. Builders complained that it nonetheless is not obtainable (in contrast to the opposite apps), although Microsoft hasn’t stated the challenge is in hassle. Nevertheless, the Undertaking Astoria boards have gone darkish and Microsoft eliminated the Android subsystem from the final Home windows 10 Cellular preview, suggesting it might be killed altogether.

The Android bridge is actually simply an emulator, and has been beset with technical issues and weak app ports, based on Home windows Central. Then again, the “Challenge Islandwood” device for iOS requires that apps be reworked and recompiled earlier than they are often imported to Home windows. With the latter software, the top result’s excessive-high quality apps that benefit from Home windows 10 options — in reality, it is reportedly getting used on the subsequent Fb app for Home windows 10. The truth that many Android builders additionally construct iOS apps might imply Microsoft feels the Android software is not essential. For the others, Redmond hopes that its Home windows 10 common apps, which run on each desktop and cellular variations, will persuade builders to make the leap on cellular.

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