Microsoft to eliminate an exploit that allows Android to run on Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft to eliminate an exploit that allows Android to run on Windows 10 Mobile
If Microsoft wasn't so adamant about preventing one Android based bug from being exploited by Windows 10 Mobile users, those provided the right tools from Microsoft would be able to run Android on their Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets. Think about all of those Android flavored apps not available for Windows Phone, that these Windows users would be able to enjoy.

A bug in the Android Runtime allows the Android platform to run on Windows 10 Mobile, a prospect that worries Microsoft because Android is considered less secure than Windows Phone is. A video that we embedded below shows Android 5.0.2 in action on a Nokia Lumia 830.

Microsoft is eliminating the exploit so that current and future versions of Windows 10 Mobile won't be able to run Google's open source OS. But even if the crew in Redmond decides for some odd reason not to close this opening, the company would still have to provide Windows 10 Mobile users with proprietary tools that only Microsoft owns, in order for Android to work on their phones.

If you favor Android, it would seem that your best bet is to, well, buy an Android phone! 

source: WMPoweruser



2. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sure MS, because you give a shot about our "security". What a load of BS.

5. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Microsoft might as well keep it. Windows 10 might have the ability to port Android apps but most developers already have 2 major OS to worry about. Android already has the apps Microsoft needs to close the gap from the Play Store. Not to mention Microsoft keeps their Android apps better updated than their own apps on Windows, why close off the advantage you could get?

8. Plutonium239

Posts: 1262; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Developers can one click port an IOS app into a new Universal Windows app. All Android devs need to do is submit their app to the windows store and it will run fine on Windows Phone. Microsoft reviews every app for malicious code before it gets into the store.

9. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

That may be true. And it will help them indeed. But at this point, the smartphone market itself is slowing down and most people are well invested into iOS or Android. Moving to an entirely different platform at this climate is something the average person will not want to spend more money and time switching to. This is why Windows Phone, Tizen, and Firefox aren't taking off.

12. Plutonium239

Posts: 1262; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Enterprise and Government will be drawn to Windows 10 mobile because of Continuum and because the better security it offers over Android and IOS. The reason why Windows Phone isn't taking off and hasn't is because there isn't really enough exposure to Windows Phone and in the stores, bestbuy, att stores, verizon stores, customers that are interested in Windows Phones are often steered away towards the latest Iphone or Galaxy. A good marketing campaign with the launch of Windows 10 mobile can re-ignight the public's attention in the platform. With as successful as Windows 10 has been, it should help with the adoption of Windows 10 Phones.

10. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I prefer ports than emulation. Android itself is already emulated. Emulating an emulator is rather stupid. If you want android apps on wp just buy an android and save the hassle. Wp should remain wp.

15. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Come on man, please MS allow Lumia users to install Android officials, who cares if it's secure or not, hell make flash able Android roms yourself for the new Lumia's. 950 hardware with Android and Windows Mobile is my dream phone. This has been the worst year for Android, every phone has some major issue, the X plus has 615, the X styles battery isn't that great, over heating phones and can't just walk in to a store and buy a One Plus two. M9 is htcs worst phone ever and it looks like the A9 will be the final nail in the coffin. Let's hope next year these Oems learn something from the Chinese. Microsoft!

17. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

950 hardware with android.... I think that exists already. In a genuine android phone. Seriously. Just buy android. Check out the new nexus

20. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

No Android phone comes close Lumias in Camera, I personally prefer the Lumia design, they are works of art for me. When I said 950 hardware I wasn't taking about internal specs, just camera and design. This year has been the worst Android year ever, from the ugly htc phones to over heating. Hopefully the Nexus 5X is incredible, possibly Androids last hope this year. It isn't that dramatic but not a year to write home about either.

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Does the nexus have Continuum? How about Iris Scanner? How about a proven 20MP Pureview? Security (oh wait stage fright...jk jk)?

19. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

if only it worked the other way - I could finally get a smooth snappy OS on my Android powered device. I am over games on every platform, been there don't that, yawn. now I just want the thing to work properly.

23. Plutonium239

Posts: 1262; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Microsoft may yet release a Windows 10 rom to flash onto android devices, they have for xaomi phones in china. So then you can put a snappy efficient OS on your android device.

25. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks Microsoft has to talk to Developers who make apps for apple iphones and Android smartphones and see if they will make MS Universal apps that will work on all Windows 10 desktops, Laptops ,Tablets, and Servers, WHY because windows 10 Folks in a few years is going to running on a Billion or more computer devices and they all have an Windows 10 APPS STORE that is a HUGE opportunity to make money they would be stupid to pass up. some developers say they wont make Apps for Windows 10 smart phones because not many People own them but that will not be the case with Windows 10 computers in a few years over a Billion People will be using Windows 10 desktop, Laptop, and Tablet 2 in one devices. developers had better get smart and cash in on this because Windows 10 is coming and nothing is going to stop it period. that's a reality.

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