Windows 10 will support ported Android and iOS apps




Windows 10 users will be able to run both Android and iOS applications. The software can be easily ported to Microsoft as to make them suitable for Windows. Furthermore, desktop applications can now be included in the Windows Store.

According to Microsoft, the used Java and C ++ – code used to create an Android application to be ‘recycled’ to make a universal Windows 10 app. Microsoft claims that “almost all” used code can be used, making little modifications would be necessary. For Android apps also run on Windows phones is a separate “Android Subsystem installed on it. How that will look like is not yet known.

Not only Android developers can easily porting their software. According to Microsoft, iOS developers port their use Objective C code into a universal app for Windows 10. In the conversion process so easily as possible, Microsoft APIs developed to replace Google’s and Apple’s tools. Transformed applications can also use Windows-specific functionality, such as Live Tiles, Cortana and Xbox Live.

Indicate also ‘old’ desktop applications based on .NET and Win32 can be easily converted to a Windows app. Incidentally desktop applications now also be included in the Windows Store, without having to convert them first. This desktop apps run than through virtualization and apart from the rest of the system. Finally, Microsoft wants web developers to move their websites to convert to a universal Windows application that can be installed in the Windows Store.

For converting software designed for Android, iOS, web or desktop SDKs are made available. This Microsoft hopes developers to cross the line to convert their existing software for use on Windows 10. That should increase software offerings on the operating system considerably.

There were rumors for months that Microsoft was working on integrating mobile apps from other platforms. It was thus discovered that the company is worked on Android support. Previously, Microsoft did however no official release about his plans.


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