Microsoft: Our Android Windows 10 bridge is dead, but iOS, Win32 ones moving ahead

The day after announcing it had purchased cross-platform mobile tool vendor Xamarin, Microsoft officials are offering a few new details about the company’s Universal Windows Platforms onboarding strategy.


As previously rumored, Microsoft is dropping work on its Android “bridge,” or toolkit for bringing Android apps to Windows 10. It’s putting all its mobile-toolkit eggs in its iOS bridge basket instead.

Microsoft execs are not yet going so far as to declare that Xamarin will be key to Microsoft’s quest to attract developers to write Universal — and not just Universal Windows Platform — apps, using a common framework and set of tools, that target operating systems including, but not limited to Windows 10. That’s what many of us…

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