Microsoft has announced that it has decided to kill off its Project Astoria, which was designed to port Android apps to their Windows 10 platform.
The project was announced at their 2015 Build Conference along with Project Islandwood to port iOS apps to Window 10, that project is not closing down.
We also announced the Windows Bridge for Android (project “Astoria”) at Build last year, and some of you have asked about its status. We received a lot of feedback that having two Bridge technologies to bring code from mobile operating systems to Windows was unnecessary, and the choice between them could be confusing. We have carefully considered this feedback and decided that we would focus our efforts on the Windows Bridge for iOS and make it the single Bridge option for bringing mobile code to all Windows 10 devices, including Xbox and PCs. For those developers who spent time investigating the Android Bridge, we strongly encourage you to take a look at the iOS Bridge and Xamarin as great solutions.
You can find out more details about Microsoft shutting down Project Astoria over at their website at the link below.
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