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Microsoft may finally be ceding the mobile app market to Android. Today The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is having internal discussions about enabling Android apps on Windows smartphones. The move could make sense for Microsoft, since the software giant’s primary goal is to promote Windows software as a platform that be used on both PCs and mobile devices. If inclusion of Android apps boosts adoption of the Windows platform, Microsoft could see this concession as a small price to pay.
Already, the company is expected to be marketing an Android smartphone, after it completes its acquisition of Nokia’s handset business. Nokia was already at work on an Android phone when Microsoft agreed to buy its device unit.

 

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Martha DeGrasse
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Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports (nbreports.com). At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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