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Topic # 150050 9-Jul-2014 20:13
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Rumours are circulating that Andoid apps are coming to Lumia phones. 

http://wmpoweruser.com/eldar-microsoft-working-to-bring-android-apps-to-all-lumia-devices/ 

http://www.jollatides.com/2014/07/08/a-slightly-fishy-tale-is-microsoft-planning-to-add-android-apps-to-lumia/ 

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/android-apps-key-growing-windows-phone/ 

An interesting development if it happens. 

Will it rescue WP from the noise levels of market share?




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  Reply # 1086011 9-Jul-2014 20:30
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I think this would be absolutely fantastic, one of my biggest reservations with owning a windows phone is the lack of apps from nz developers such as banking apps etc, however this means there will be even less incentive for developers to make native wp apps, so, the whole live tile feel might be lost, so could be a double edged sword

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  Reply # 1086051 9-Jul-2014 21:19
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It would kill windows phone in no time. No developer would bother to develop for the platform and that would make the OS worthless.

I don't think Microsoft would risk it.




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  Reply # 1086060 9-Jul-2014 21:37
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Lol Eldar Murtizan.

Even if it was true it would only be the 3rd party stores, not the full Play Store. Same as the Nokia X range.

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  Reply # 1086061 9-Jul-2014 21:38
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Very terrible idea indeed, Look what happened to RIM with this tactic



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  Reply # 1086070 9-Jul-2014 21:58
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BrentR: Lol Eldar Murtizan.

Even if it was true it would only be the 3rd party stores, not the full Play Store. Same as the Nokia X range.


He's been close to the mark in the past with his "predictions".

If it happens, I'm guessing you're right with the 3rd party stores, like the Nokia X.




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  Reply # 1086089 9-Jul-2014 22:31
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how about some WP hardware that would dual boot into Android, would that interest you enough to buy one?

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  Reply # 1086192 10-Jul-2014 08:22
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nathan: how about some WP hardware that would dual boot into Android, would that interest you enough to buy one?


What about some Android hardware, that runs WP.



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  Reply # 1088558 14-Jul-2014 13:49
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nathan: how about some WP hardware that would dual boot into Android, would that interest you enough to buy one?


no, why would you bother?



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