MICROSOFT IN PREPARATION TO BRING ANDROID AND IOS APP TO WINDOWS 10 STORE

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Microsoft has declared on build 2015 day 1 that android and IOS application will be supported in Windows 10 

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Below are given the how and why is Microsoft bringing android and IOS support to Windows 10

ANDROID AND IOS SUPPORT

Rumors that Microsoft' is planning to enable Android apps on Windows and Windows Phone have been discussed from o long time

On the opening day of its Build 2015 developers conference, Microsoft execs went public with how the company is hoping to get not just Android, but also iOS apps, in its Windows 10 Store. And the strategy is somewhat different from what many developers and company watchers were anticipating.
On the Android front, Microsoft is adding a layer to its Windows 10 Mobile operating system that will allow Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to run as a subsystem -- similar to the way that it traditionally ran POSIX as a subsystem in Windows. Android developers will be able to submit versions of their apps, written in Java or C++, to the Windows Store in he form of APKs and have those apps work on Windows Phone 10 devices. Android developers should be able to start submitting apps to the Windows 10 Store some time in the next few months.

On the iOS side, Microsoft has developed an Objective-C compiler which will enable iOS developers to recompile their apps so they can work on Windows 10 Mobile devices.

These revamped Android and iOS apps will be Universal Windows Apps. As such, they'll be able to do things on Windows Phones running Windows 10 that they can't do on Android phones or iPhones. They'll be able to be deeply integrated with Cortana, Microsoft's personal digital assistant, as well as Xbox Live. They will be able to be extended with in-app purchasing and to be available as Live Tiles.


Because most of the binaries for these apps will be for ARM, and won't support mice and keyboards, Microsoft isn't positioning them as being available for Windows 10 PCs or desktops. This play is more about bringing these revamped Android and iOS apps to phones.

As of the end of September 2014, Microsoft had more than 527,000 "Metro-Style"/modern apps in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store combined. Of these, about 340,000 were Windows Phone apps, Microsoft officials told VentureBeat. Comparatively, there were 1.3 million apps in the Apple app store and 1.3 million apps in the Google Play Storeas of the end of September.

In turn, Microsoft execs are hoping that Android and iOS developers will be interested in bringing their apps to the company's Universal Windows Platform because it will help them reach customers they don't already have.
This will bring a great revolution in the mobile world as this the purpose of bringing android and ios support is specially mobile oriented

Source--ZDNET

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