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Why Did Microsoft Remove Android App Support from Windows Phone?

Softpedia Tuesday, 13 February 2018 ()
Why Did Microsoft Remove Android App Support from Windows Phone?As we all know by now, it’s all just a matter of time until Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile is being retired completely, as according to Microsoft’s own support schedule, security updates would only continue to be provided until mid-2019. In fact, one Microsoft employee says the company has already started ending support for Windows phones, whatever that means, since January, so the software giant itself seems to be in a rush to live in a world without Windows 10 Mobile. But as a Windows Phone diehard, I still can’t help but think at the one project that everyone believed it would save the platform and which was eventually pulled by Microsoft without providing us with too many specifics about its decision. Project Astoria was, without a doubt, the idea that could really fix one of Windows Phone’s biggest annoyances: the lack of app...
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