Microsoft's Project Astoria and Android app emulation not happening anytime soon

Discussion in 'Smart Phones and Devices' started by Ruoh, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Ruoh

    Ruoh [H]ardness Supreme

    Sep 16, 2009

    Last nail in the coffin, at least for me. I had great hopes... but I can only hold out so long. Bought a 5X today, I don't see myself going back to WM anytime soon.
  2. dragon69

    dragon69 69's Dragons

    Sep 1, 2008
    Well, that sucks! I'm still on my Nexus 6, but I do have a Windows 640XL and was curious about the 950XL.
  3. Nimisys

    Nimisys Likes To Play With Trannies

    Jun 20, 2000
    Now that is proven technically possible, I wonder how long until someone releases it as its own app? Pulling parts of the kernel might make it impossible though.

    It's sounds like the iOS one is still on, but requiring a recompile means you still need someone to give the smallest of fucks, which even then I doubt will happen.
  4. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

    Nov 5, 2005
    Yeah, kind of sucks. But I doubt they'll just drop this. And from the rumor mill is saying from some pretty good sources in the Microsoft world like Paul Thurrott are saying, there will be an x86 Surface Phone. x86 Android emulation has been around for a while and works reasonably well. Add Android and Win32 support to a phone in addition to native Windows universal and phone apps and you have something that can make some money. Not a game changer but something that at the right price could push enough phones to Windows phones somewhat profitable.
  5. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

    Sep 23, 2005
    I like WP quite a bit but as a platform for development it's not as nice as IOS and they won't be able to attract enough developers from android due to the sheer numbers it has. If they do manage to come out with a sweet x86 phone I'll jump on it, otherwise I'm sticking to cheap WP's for now.
  6. skriefal

    skriefal Limp Gawd

    Nov 26, 2003
    This is about the only thing that will save Microsoft in the phone space. I like Android (just got a Nexus 6P), but if Microsoft were to release a nice Windows-based phone with Android compatibility and a laptop-style dock I'd absolutely consider buying it.