One of the major drawbacks that Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system faces when compared to competition is the lack of applications, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of them are already available in the Windows Phone Store.
If the latest reports on the matter are to be believed, however, this might change soon, as Microsoft could allow Android applications to run on devices powered by its mobile operating system.
According to a recent article on The Verge, software built specifically for Android might soon arrive on Windows Phone, the same as it arrived on BlackBerry 10, though there’s no official confirmation on the matter at the moment.
In fact, it seems that the project is only in its infancy, although some people at Microsoft do support it. The availability of more apps might help Windows Phone gain additional market share, though it remains to be seen whether this will indeed pan out.