Its time the Google to write his own OS for desktop. Based on Linux. No monopoly ! I don't use anything except Android Studio or NeatBeans. Or just Google can purchase great OS like Solaris.
I laugh at all the speculation here. The real reason why Microsoft doesn't want to support an Android runtime environment, is because developers could just develop for Android only, and then their apps would not only work with Android devices, but Windows 10 mobile devices as well as BlackBerry devices. That is the real reason why Microsoft dropped the Android environment.
Grey1213, 18 Nov 2015Can you use it to control your TV? Can you have a night mode that lowers strain when using yo... moreSide load apps is the base of Piracy, and thats the only thing for Android users to love that OS, they dont like to pay anything, kinda parasit, sad but true...
Techguy, 18 Nov 2015NOIn fact Lumia 520 will have Windows 10, an minimized version but finally will be the same Core-.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2015Id rather IOS type Apps on windows phone than Hangdroid....IOS Is soooooooo Polished.Sure, iOS apps are designed for LCD-screens with all that fluffy white. While WP is the opposite. WP is perfect for AMOled screens with all those black ellements, which one reason why their phones have good battery-life despite the small batteries on some devices. I can tell you now what will happen with WP when they run iOS apps.... battery life will completely suck and this will cause a bad rep for Microsoft.
But as far as I care M$ deserve to burn after what they did to Nokia and their employees.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2015who sends image over bluetooth ?Android users don't use BT because it sucks on all those Chinese crappy tablets.
I use BT a lot because Wifi-direct sucks as bad as BT in Android. The only way to make wifi-direct properly work is by using a tool like Superbeam on all Android devices.
Wishful thinking, WP is irrelevant, and always will be, put a nail in the coffin.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2015Open a picture on your phone, tap share and then Bluetooth. I use it all the time.
Do you w... moreCan you use it to control your TV?
Can you have a night mode that lowers strain when using your phone in the dark?
Can you have quick settings in the notification drawer?
Can you multitask?
Can you change the default apps to the ones you prefer? (I hear you can change the keyboard now, yay!)
Can you side load apps?
These are things that would have influenced by usage significantly in just the last couple hours if they weren't available to the same extent they are in android.
i dont agree with you..yes IOS apps are optimized for apple devices but..using project islandwood IOS apps will be optimized for windows devices because ios codes will be converted to run windows devices.:)
I want to hate Microsoft for this move (mainly because I'm a massive android/nexus fanboi) but I honestly understand why they're doing it this way. Apple does have the easier store to port from and the quality of ios apps makes the apple store the smart choice.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2015Polished, yes but also limited. You can't even send a file over Bluetooth natively. I have 10 ... moreOpen a picture on your phone, tap share and then Bluetooth. I use it all the time.
Do you want to have another go?
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2015Id rather IOS type Apps on windows phone than Hangdroid....IOS Is soooooooo Polished.Polished, yes but also limited. You can't even send a file over Bluetooth natively. I have 10 year old Nokias that can do that.
microsoft should have a hybrid filesystem for apps
desktop application = x64 ntfs
cloud applications = h64 hybrid ext+ntfs
then in future windows may have 3 app stores
windows app store, google play store, ios app store
Big Daddy, 17 Nov 2015Seriously man, to be fair though I know one person who always buys WP.I know about 4 now things are changing, in 6months WP will be like IOS except 1/2 the price.
Id rather IOS type Apps on windows phone than Hangdroid....IOS Is soooooooo Polished.
The reason why android become famous OS is olden and new application compatibility and easy developing unlike symbian,windows and tisen.
Due to failure of microsoft project it may lost market in 2016.
jay, 17 Nov 2015then don't buy. period. windows OS is for mature minds, not babies in adult bodies."windows OS is for mature minds" LOL,
Are you Snapchat? Ohh wait......Windows don't have that XD
Do you get updates for apps(very very few but still they are apps :P)?