First Project Astoria App Leaked- Gate opens for Android Apps on Windows Phone

Project Astoria, a milestone project by Microsoft to port Android applications to Windows platform has started showing its charm.

Today a video has been leaked that shows an Android app ported to Windows phone.

The Audio is in chinese but here is what the user is saying:-

* Android apps were tested successfully on a Lumia 640 XL (build 10240) and Lumia 1520 (build 10166), both of which have Android support
* He mentions that his Lumia 520 (build 10166) did not contain Android support
* After porting, some modifications are necessary
* There is some lag, but it's not highly noticeable
* Most functions in the app work as it's supposed to (in-app payment, etc.)
* Location services don't work yet
* There was an instance where an Android keyboard popped up, which baffled him
* He concludes saying that the port is very simple, and it's a matter of developers' attitude towards Windows Phone that will determine whether they will support Win10.

For those who don’t know, Project Astoria allows Android developers to bring their apps to Windows 10 Mobile with some minor improvements. For example, the developers would need to change the Google Play Services APIs to similar APIs that are available on Windows 10 Mobile. The company is expected to release the tool in a private beta this fall.
    Blogger Comment


Post a Comment