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    Microsoft allegedly considering Android apps on Windows..

    Rumors have been swirling recently that Microsoft is considering combating Android by giving users the option of it or Windows Phone on their smartphones, but a new report claims the company is considering an even more drastic option: allowing Android apps on both Windows and Windows Phone.
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    Now that might even make Microsoft relevant to some of us :-)
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    A cunning plan.
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    I had emailed Mr. Elop awhile back about letting folks install Android on their hardware. He basically said "Not going to happen"

    While I liked the hardware and the feel of the phone (Lumia 920) It just couldn't do the things I needed it to do. I think this is a solid plan. Nokia does make good hardware....

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    So basically Google will get its world domination goal afterall lol. I mean if Windows can't save itself, let Android eat Windows from the inside out. Great strategy Microsoft.
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    Strange bedfellows: Microsoft could bring Android apps to

    Strange bedfellows: Microsoft could bring Android apps to Windows

    Of Microsoft’s many challenges in mobile, none loom larger than the app deficit: it only takes a popular new title like Flappy Bird to highlight what the company is missing out on. Windows 8 apps are also few and far between, and Microsoft is stuck in a position where it’s struggling to generate developer interest in its latest style of apps across phones and tablets. Some argue Microsoft should dump Windows Phone and create its own "forked" version of Android — not unlike what Amazon has done with its Kindle Fire tablets — while others claim that’s an unreasonably difficult task. With a new, mobile- and cloud-focused CEO in place, Nokia's decision to build an Android phone, and rumors of Android apps coming to Windows, could we finally see Microsoft experimenting with Google’s forbidden fruit?

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    Really don't think this will happen in my life time, albeit if things continue the way there going that may not be very much longer. . .
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