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Would You Opt for Windows Phone if You Could Run Android Apps?

Posted on February 17, 2014 10:45 AM by Tom Roeder
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I have been very curious about Windows Phone, but the lack of apps has certainly slighted my opinion of the platform.  I really like the interface, and Nokia being known as a company that produces top shelf quality stuff – but the app deficit is what keeps many away.

This may be a thing of the past, however.  Reports are surfacing that Microsoft is taking a serious look at bringing Android apps to the Windows and mobile Windows platforms.  No doubt, this is a radical idea that could really swing the Microsoft mobile platform one way or the other.  Windows phones have been gaining market share, but it’s still almost microscopic compared to iOS and Android.  

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With Blackberry all but gone, there have been rumors that in a last-ditch effort to save the platform, Blackberry would do the same.  But on either platform, virtualization can be a sloppy mess if not done correctly, so who knows if it will ever happen.

What do you think?  Would you consider a platform migration if Windows phone offered all your favorite Android apps?

 


  • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

    I’d have no interest in this, but it’s because WP just does little for me. I’d rather have a straight-forward Android device. I use Android because it’s a great OS, not because of its app ecosystem.

  • HoldenMonaro

    I would rate windows phones as a close second behind top shelf android phones when it comes to being a serious adult smartphone. However, it’s the tiles or “metro” that I don’t like. Even if windows phones had the same apps I use now I would not change unless I had the option to personalize the home screens myself and do away with the tiles.

  • Terry

    I wouldn’t consider a windows phone if it was free and ran every app in the world. 30 years of rape and pillage is enough for one industry. If you buy a microsoft product you are part of the problem.

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