Back in August of this year Microsoft announced the creation of four applications that would aid developers to port existing Web, Win32, Android and iOS applications to both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices.
The applications Microsoft were creating the form of Project Westminster for porting Web apps, Project Centennial for porting Classic Win32 apps, Project Islandwood for porting iOS apps and Project Astoria for emulating Android apps.
Unfortunately it now seems that Microsoft is running into trouble creating the Project Astoria application that would allow Android developers to easily and quickly convert their Android applications to run on Windows 10 devices.
The Windows Central website and other sources are reporting that Microsoft has put development of the Astoria Project application on hold indefinitely, with the possibility that the application may have already been scraped completely. At the current time Microsoft has not confirmed these rumours. But all talk about the Astoria porting application has seemed to have gone quiet from Microsoft. Windows Central reports :
The interpretation by others familiar with the matter is that Astoria is not happening anytime soon and Microsoft has yet to find a way to announce the news publicly. Indeed, while the news will be welcomed by Windows developers, it could come across as a failure by the company to execute on a publicly announced strategy.
As more information comes to light either from Microsoft directly or from other sources we will keep you updated as always.
Source: Windows CentralFiled Under: Technology News, Top News