Nov 20, 2015

    Microsoft delays tool to port Android apps to Windows 10

    A TOOL to help Android developers easily port apps to Windows 10 phones has been delayed, said Microsoft.

    In April, the software giant had unveiled several bridge toolkits for developers to bring their websites and apps to the universal Windows platform.

    Among these bridges is Project Astoria, which aims to let Android developers reuse almost all their existing Java and C++ codes to create apps for Windows 10 for phones, all without them leaving the Android integrated development environment.

    But according to tech news site Re/code, Microsoft has confirmed that this tool is now delayed.

    "The Astoria bridge is not ready yet but other tools offer great options for developers," said Microsoft in a statement. "We're committed to offering developers many options to bring their apps to the Windows Platform."

    That said, the tools for Web and iOS developers are ready, Microsoft added. Also coming soon is a tool for handsets and slates to run older programs for the Windows operating system.

    Hopefully, Islandwood - the iOS bridge tool - is still alive.